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TOWN of COHASSET 

ANNUAL REPORT 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1990 



Cover Picture: Ship "Konohassett' 
built in Cohasset in 1834. 
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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Board of Selectmen 
of the Financial Affairs 

OF THE 

Town of Cohasset 

Reports of the School Committee 

AND THE 

Report of Other Town Officers 




FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31 

1990 



Printed by Athol Press, Inc., Athol, Mass. 



Town Of Cohasset 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January, 1990—7,247 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative Gerry E. Studds 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator: William B. Golden 

Third Plymouth Representative District 
Representative: Mary Jeanette Murray, Cohasset 

Annual Town Meeting 
First Saturday in April 

Election of Officers 
Second Saturday in April 



In Memoriam 



Edward E. Tower 

August 24, 1990 

Registrar 
Board of Health 



Clifton F. Sargent 

October 2, 1990 

Tree & Park Department 



George Herzog 

December 1, 1990 

Water Department 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICERS 



1990-1991 



Selectmen 



Rocco F. Laugelle 
Diana D. Kornet 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 
Martha K. Gjesteby 
Jane O. Goedecke 



William D. Weeks 
Frances L. Marks 

Elizabeth B. Ripley 

Harold W. Litchfield 

Barbara W. Bliss 
J. Russell Reidy 
C. Christopher Ford 
Ralph Kidder 
Nancy L. Sandell 



Elizabeth F. Eaton 
Agnes McCann 
Katharine Sturtevant 
Barbara M. Power 
Melvin Waldfogel 
Lucia R. Woods 
Sheila S. Evans 
Doris R. NcNulty 
Lucille McLoughlin 

Michael M. Sullivan 
Sharon Becker 
William E. Baird 



Moderator 
Town Clerk 

Treasurer-Collector 
Highway Surveyor 
School Committee 



Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1993 
Term expires April 1993 



Term expires April 1993 
Term expires April 1993 

Term expires April 1993 

Term expires April 1993 

Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1993 

Trustees of Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1991 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1992 
Term expires April 1993 
Term expires April 1993 
Term expires April 1993 



Board of Health 



Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1993 



Planning Board 



Daniel C. Cotton 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 
Robert H. Sturdy 
William J. Good 
John F. O'Toole 



James R. Sheerin 
Ronald Goodwin 
William Montuori 



Water Commissioners 



Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1993 
Term expires 1994 
Term expires 1995 

Term expires 1 99 1 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1993 



Sewer Commissioners 



R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 
Henry A. Rattenbury 
Edward M. Guild 



Term expires 1991 
Term expires 1992 
Term expires 1993 



Recreation Commission 



Gerald A. Buckley 










Term 


expires 


1991 


Mary K. Muncey 










Term 


expires 


1992 


Donald Staszko 










Term 


expires 


1992 


Terese England Duggan 










Term 


expires 


1992 


Richard P. Barrow 










Term 


expires 


1993 


Shelanne S. Durkin 










Term 


expires 


1994 


Stephen Endris 










Term 


expires 


1995 




Cohasset Housing Authority 








John D. Muncey 










Term 


expires 


1991 


Ralph Perroncello 










Term 


expires 


1992 


Joanne Young-Nawn 










Term 


expires 


1994 


Stephen F. Wigmore 










Term 


expires 


1995 


Frederick R. Koed (Appointed by 


the Governor Nov. 


12, 


1987) 









Town Officers Appointed By Selectmen 

Executive Secretary Term Expires 

Gregory J. Doyon 1991 

Town Accountant 

Mary J. Gallagher 1993 

Chief of Police 

Joseph M. Kealey 1992 

Sergeants of Police Under Civil Service 

Richard P. Barrow (Retired) 

Robert W. Jackson 

Brian W. Noonan 

David J. Pomarico 

Richard J. Abbedessa 
Patrolmen Under Civil Service 

Lawrence D. Ainslie 

Brian Cogill 

David C. Cogill 

Carmelo Conte 

John C. Conte 

Frederick H. Grassie 

Maureen F. Healy 

Clifton B. Jones 

Paul J. Laugelle 

William R. Oliver (resigned) 

John H. Small 

Richard Yocum 
Lockup Keepers 

Joseph M. Kealey 

Robert W. Jackson 
Animal Control Officer 

William P. Quigley 1991 

Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness 

Arthur H. Lehr, Jr. 
Fire Chief 

Daniel F. Brock 1991 

Hazardous Waste Coordinator 

Daniel F. Brock 
Fire Department Under Civil Service 

James Lee Gurry Captain 

Roger W. Lincoln Captain 

Robert D. Silvia Captain 

Mark H. Trask Captain 

Paul T. Bilodeau Firefighter 

John T. Boswell III Firefighter EMT 



Francis X. Mahoney, Jr. 


Firefighter 


Edward M. Corbo 


Firefighter 


Linwood L. Davis 


Firefighter 


Thomas P. Finegan 


Firefighter 


James E. Fiori 


Firefighter 


Thomas G. Hernan 


Firefighter EMT 


William T. Litchfield 


Firefighter 


Matthew B. Man- 


Firefighter 


Paul F. McGaffigan 


Firefighter 


Arthur M. Pompeo, Jr. 


Firefighter 


Robert F. Protulis 


Firefighter EMT 


William J. Protulis 


Firefighter 


Randall W. Rosano 


Firefighter 


James P. Runey 


Firefighter 


William A. Sestito 


Firefighter EMT 


Edward J. Struzik 


Firefighter 


Eric Wenzlow 


Firefighter EMT 


James F. Curley 


Firefighter 


Forest Warden 




Daniel F. Brock, Fire Chief 




Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 




Robert M. Egan 


1993 


Plumbing and Gas Inspector (Appointed by Building Inspector) 




Robert A. Leonard, Sr. 


1991 


Superintendent of Wires 




Stephen F. Wigmore 


1991 


Assistant Superintendent of Wires 




Richard Gallo 


1991 


Town Counsel 




Richard A. Henderson 


1991 


Sealer of Weights and Measures 




Lot E. Bates, Jr 


1991 


Keeper of Town Clock 




Noel A. Ripley 


1991 


Measurer of Wood and Bark 




Lot E. Bates, Jr. 


1991 


Director of Veterans' Affairs and Burial Agent 




Noel A. Ripley 


1991 


Constable 




Maria A. Plante 


1992 


Inspector of Public Buildings 




Robert M. Egan 




Daniel F. Brock 





Fence Viewers 

Grace A. Donohue 1991 

KearinA. Dunn 1991 

Harbormaster 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr. 

Assistant Harbormasters 

Clifford J. Dickson 1992 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1992 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1992 

Michael Crosby (Temp.) 1 99 1 

Matthew J. Riegel (Temp.) 1991 

Robert D. Baggs (Temp.) 1 99 1 

Shellfish Constable 

David R. Marks, Jr. 1993 

Assistant Shellfish Constable 

Thomas W. Wigmore 1993 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 1991 

Custodian of Town Hall 
Pauline J. Litchfield 

Board of Tree, Park, and Cemetery Commissioners 
Members of the Board of Selectmen 

Tree, Park, and Cemetery Superintendent 

Peter G. Laugelle 1992 

Caretakers 

Herbert L. Marsh — Woodside, Beechwood, Perkins and Cedar Street Cemeteries 

Water Resource Management 
Frank C. J. Hamilton 

BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Advisory Board on County Expenditures: 

Rocco F. Laugelle 1990 
Council on Aging 

T. Gerard Keating, Chairman 1 99 1 

Margaret W. Casey, Treasurer 1 99 1 

RoseM. Kierce 1993 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Corresponding Secretary 1992 

Kathleen Brennock (resigned) 1992 

Lillian Lincoln, Corresponding Secretary 1 99 1 

Edward T. Mulvey 1992 

Sumner Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman 1 993 

Joseph D. Buckley 1993 

David Chittim 1993 



Mary H. Ahearn (Representative) 
Ann K. Hublitz (Representative) 
Jane H. Hamilton (Associate) 
Dorothea C. Bjorkgren (Associate) 

Arts Lottery Council 

Karin S. Bartow, Chairman 1991 

Christine M. Conley 1991 

James C. Contis 1991 

Susan DeMichele 1991 

Jo-Ann L. Fichtner 1992 

James C. Morrison, Jr. 1992 

E. Sine Pounder 1991 

Penelope P. Redfield 1992 

Cable T.V. Council 

John R. H. Packard, Chairman (School Committee) 1991 

Shelanne S. Durkin (Recreation) 1993 

Tamsin E. Elliott (Citizen) 1991 

Marek L. Laas (Citizen) 1992 

Charles M. Kane (Citizen — resigned) 1992 

John D. Walp (Citizen) 1992 

Cemetery Study Committee 
Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
William J. Ferriter 
Peter G. Laugelle (ex-officio) 
Mary A. Hartwell 
Jane M. Hamilton 
Nancy C. Snowdale 
Gerard L. Deveney 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Donald J. Evans, Chairman 1990 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman 1991 

Marian C. Atkinson 1992 

Wigmore A. Pierson (resigned) 1990 

James M. Sandell 1992 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 1992 

Jacqueline B. Clark 1991 

Gail Parks, Alternate 1 99 1 

Francis R. Coffey (Alternaten resigned) 1992 

Elizabeth M. Bates (Alternate) 1992 

Computer Study Committee 
Andrew T. Hawks 
John A. Mulligan 
Richard J. Daniels 

Guido J. Risi (School Representative) 
Mary J. Gallagher (Accountant's Office Representative) 

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Conservation Commission 

Thomas J. Callahan, Chairman 1993 

Merle S. Brown, Vice Chairman 199 1 

Patricia C. Buckley 1992 

Jeffrey C. Waal 1991 

John Kent Bryant 1993 

William H. Parmenter 1991 

Veneta P. Roebuck 1992 

Cultural Exchange Committee 

John S. Dean, Chairman 1990 

Leonora C. Jenkins 1990 

Joanne T. Chittick 1990 

Mia Y. Dean 1990 

Allison F. Ulmer 1991 

Abigail White 1991 

Susan W. Pile 1991 

Ann E.Moore 1990 

Paul Narkiewicz (ex-officio) 1991 

DPW Study Committee 
Terry J. Atherton, Chairman 
Mary Jane McArthur 
Robert K. Dennis 
Robert J. Moody 
John F. Greene 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 

Keith F. Knowles, Chairman 1991 

Mary L.Oliver 1991 

Sandra S. Kent 1991 

James Edward Carroll, Jr. 1 99 1 

Thomas Wigmore 1991 

Elaine Burke Davis 199 1 

Susan M. Shumaker 1991 

Michael J. McFadden 1991 

Ralph D. Kidder 1991 

Robert W. Jackson 1991 

Jonathan C. Hunter (Student Representative) 199 1 

Fair Housing Committee 

(Under re-organization as of April 2, 1990) 

Government Island Study Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 1992 

Richard P. Barrow 1992 

Robert M. Davenport 1993 

Edward J. Figueiredo (term expired) 1990 

Noel A. Ripley 1991 



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Vivian H. McCormack 1 99 1 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr., Harbor Master (ex-officio) 1991 

Groundwater Protection Committee 
William E Baird (Board of Health) 
Thomas J. Callahan (Conservation Commission) 
Alfred S. Moore, Jr. (Planning Board) 
Ronald J. Goodwin (Water Department) 

Handicapped Commission 

Michele A. Buckley, Chairman 1993 

JohnZotos 1992 

Deborah J. Richards 1993 

Pamela MacLean Johansen 1992 

David Chittim 1991 

Ronald M. Campbell 1991 

Katherine S. Bryant 1991 

Harbor Committee 

John Pfaffmann, Chairman 1992 

Domenic M. Baccari 1993 

Lorren S. Gibbons (Commercial Fisherman) 1991 

Mary K. Muncey (Recreation Commission) 1993 

Jack P. Silvia (Commercial Fisherman) 1993 

Peter J. Wood 1991 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr., Harbor Master (ex-officio) 

Health Insurance Advisory Committee 
Kearin A. Dunn 
Linda A. Shultz 
Linwood L. Davis 
Boyd J. Livingston 
Sally A. Lincoln 
William H. McArthur 
Richard B. Abbadessa, Jr. 
Ernest J. Sullivan (Non-voting, retired) 

Historical Commission 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 1992 

Hermon J. Maynard (resigned) 1990 

David H. Wadsworth 1 99 1 

Daniel H. Young (resigned) 1990 

Barbara L. Dillon 1993 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 1 99 1 

Nancy C. Snowdale 1 99 1 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 1 992 

Wigmore A. Pierson 1993 

Housing Partnership Committee 
Chartis B. Langmaid, Chairman 



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Rev. Gary A. Ritts 

Lois H. Weltman 

William J. Good (resigned) 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Robert K. Dennis 

Dorothea C. Bjorkgren 

Peter J. Logan 

Richard A. Senechal 

John C. Englander 
Hunting Control Study Committee (Disbanded May 21, 1990) 

Richard P. Barrow 

Richard W. Farwell 

Dean Harrold 

Vaughn R. Pratt 

Jeffrey C. Waal 

Joseph M. Kealey (ex-officio) 
Insurance Advisory Committee 

Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 

Robert C. Ernst, Jr. 

Robert J. Murphy 
Mass. Transportation Commission to Represent the Town of Cohasset in the Greater 
Boston Region 

Louis F. Eaton, Jr. 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council Representative 

Martha K. Gjesteby Jan. 1991 

Milliken/Lillard Field Study Committee 

Wayne Sawchuck, Chairman (resigned) 

Joseph L. Connolly, Chairman 

Stephen C. Endris 

Clark Chatterton 

J. Russell Reidy 

R. Lawrence Shultz 

Donald E. Staszko 

Edwin H. Tebbetts (ex officio) 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex-officio) 

John M. Worley (ex- officio) 
Mosquito Control Committee 

Charles Gainor 

Mark L. Friedman, M. D. 
Police/Fire Station Renovation Building Committee 

David J. Chase, Chairman 

Gerard A. Buckley 

Francis Collins 

William Higgins 



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Joseph F. Manfredi 

Joseph M. Kealey (ex officio) 

Daniel F. Brock (ex-officio) 
Chief Procurement Officer 

Gregory J. Doyon 
Registrars of Voters 

Robert S. Pape, Chairman (resigned) 1991 

George L. Marlette III, Chairman 1 993 

Alice G. Daunt 1992 

Janet W. MacLure 1991 

Frances L. Marks, Clerk 
Solid Waste Committee 

Barbara A. Kern 

Sharon L. Becker 

Jeffrey R. Power 
South Shore Regional School District Representative 

Laurence J. Mitchell 1993 

Straits Pond Committee 

Harvey Kertzman 

Merle R. Graham 

J. Anson Whealler 
Straits Pond Management Committee (Disbanded May 21, 1990) 

Joseph R. Godzik 

Mary I. McGrath 

Joanne Sheppard 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 
Transfer Station Building Committee 

John Anson Whealler, Chairman 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 

Peter O'Connor (resigned) 

William E. Baird 

Joseph R. Godzik (ex-officio) 
Wompatuck State Park Advisory Council Representatives 

Donald B. Kennedy 

Laurence J. Mitchell 

John F. Hubbard, Liaison to GSA 
Zoning Board of Appeals 

Myrna Putziger, Chairman 1993 

S. Wood worth Chittick, Associate 1 992 

Mark G. DeGiacomo 1 993 

Edward J. Lubitz, Associate 1 99 1 

Barbara M. Power 1992 

J. Anson Whealler, Associate 1993 



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Map Committee 

Merle S. Brown 
Louis C. Bailey 
Sharon L. Becker 
Daniel C. Cotton 
Thomas S. Duggan 
Douglas R. Peck 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 
OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Assistant Town Treasurer 

Sally A. Lincoln 
Assistant Town Clerk 

Marion L. Douglas 
Assistant Town Collector 

Nancy C. Snowdale 
Chief Librarian: 

Richard E. Hayes 
Executive Director of Housing Authority: 

Barbara S. Clain 
Health Agent: 

Joseph R. Godzik, V.M.D. 
Recreation Director: (Appointed by Recreation Commission Under Article 54, May 
1976 Town Meeting) 

John M. Worley 
Superintendent of Schools: 

Stephen E. Hart 
Superintendent of Water Department: 

Frank C. J. Hamilton 

BOARDS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED BY AUTHORITIES 
OTHER THAN BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Advisory Committee 

Arne K. Gjesteby, Chairman 1991 

Raymond Kasperowicz (resigned) 1991 

L. Christine Bassett (resigned) 1992 

William R. Lean, Jr. (resigned) 1990 

AnnK. Whelan 1992 

Jeffrey C. Bates (term expired) 1990 

Nancy Adams Roth 1992 

John H. Mullett 1991 

Christopher Duggan 1993 

Wayne Sawchuk 1991 

Michael T. Putziger 1993 

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Roger S. Whitley 1992 

Peter O'Connor 1993 

By-Law Committee 

Cornelia L. O'Malley, Chairman 1991 

MaryE.Gainor 1991 

W. Roger Nast 1992 
Francis L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex-officio) 
Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee 

G. Robert Jackson, Chairman 1991 

Richard J. Avery 1990 

Joseph R. McElroy 1991 

James E. Moore 1992 

George S. Kovach, Jr. 1990 

Design Review Board 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 1992 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. 1992 

Eileen M. Corbett 1992 

Nancy S. Garrison 1993 

Peter O'Connor 1991 

Maxwell R. Pounder 1993 
Roger S. Whitley, Associate (resigned) 
Robert M. Egan (ex-officio) 
Robert C. Hunter, Associate 

Drainage Advisory Committee 

Thomas C. Cook, Chairman 1991 

Lyle E. Branagan 1993 

Thomas S. Cowan 1992 

Diane C. Sullivan (term expired) 1990 

Boyd J. Livingston 1993 

George C. Wey 1993 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 1991 

Jean B.Cotton 1991 

James L. Whalen 1993 

Wilson H. Pile 1992 

Patricia G. Facey 1991 

Dennis L. Roth 1993 

Jack D.Bryant 1993 

Personnel Committee 

Peter F. Pacetti 1992 

Joan S. Brown, Co-chairman 1993 

James F. French (term expired) 1990 

Barbara J. Moore Co-chairman 1 99 1 

Charlotte A. Simmons (resigned) 1993 



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Donald Zerendow 1 993 

John G. Cibelli 1993 
Recycling Committee: 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 1991 

Merle S.Brown 1991 

John F. Hubbard 1991 

SCHOOL FACILITIES COMMITTEE, under Article 42, March Meeting 1960. 
Appointed by the Moderator and Article 33 of 1975 Meeting. 

Appointed by the Moderator: 

Robert G. Beggan 1994 

Linda M. Henderson 1990 

Russell D. Whitney 1993 

Appointed by Selectmen: 

Robert L. Julian 1990 

Marie T. McCarthy 1991 

Richard J. Silvia 1994 

Appointed by School Committee: 

Daniel Dormer 1991 

Joseph R. Nedrow 1993 

Elizabeth M. Bates 1993 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Board of Selectmen 

The commencement of the new decade saw the combination of an economy in decline, 
State tax revenues dropping precipitously, and an apparent loss of will by the Governor, State 
Legislature, and the people and interest groups that influence them, to deal with an enormous 
budget deficit. As this is written, it is apparent that the Fall 1990 State budget balancing 
compromise failed to accomplish its goal, and more drastic measures will be necessary to 
restore the fiscal integrity of State government. 

The Town of Cohasset is not immune to the economic forces at work State-wide, and 
in spite of the ringing endorsement of the electorate in support of a ballot question to 
guarantee a portion of sales and income tax revenues to support local government, it is a 
certainty that decisions taken to balance the State budget will have a major influence on Town 
government in the coming year. 

Let us hope that the Town can take the necessary steps to adjust to this new economic 
environment without sacrificing the quality of life and municipal services that our residents 
have come to expect. 

1990 KEY ACTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS 
January Town successfully concludes two major property tax suits, resulting in 

$250,000 in unexpected revenue. 

Water Superintendent Benjamin F. Curley retires; Frank C. J. Hamilton 
replaces him as Superintendent. 

Assistant Attorney General vetoes use of George E. Curtis Estate as an 
Alzheimer's Center. 
February Town commences participation in a multi-town Advanced Life Support effort 

to upgrade ambulance service. 
March Draft environmental report on Old Colony Railroad released. 

Selectmen vote to place a $120,000 general override question on the Mu- 
nicipal Election ballot. 
April Roof replaced on Old Town Hall. 

Town Meeting approves a new Harbor By-law, Animal Control By-law, and 
a Handicapped Commission. 

Major capital expenditures, including the capping of the Landfill, Police/Fire 
Station renovations, and the acquisition of Lily Pond Estates, were approved. 
Town Election approves an $85,000 debt exclusion for Osgood School 
repairs; defeats seven other articles, including the $ 1 20,000 general override. 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts notifies Town of possible non- 
renewal of health insurance contract. 
May South Shore Coalition proposes a regional recycling program. 

June Selectmen sign contract with Fire Chief expiring December 31, 1 99 1 . 

Flagpole and flag donated by Eagle Flag Company dedicated at Government 
Island ceremony. 
July Town acquires Lily Pond Estates. 



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Department of Revenue notifies Town of a $104,351 reduction in State aid. 
August Underground gasoline tanks removed from Police/Fire Station with assistance 

from Highway Department. 

Public Works Study and Computer Study Committees are established. 
September Highway Department constructs new Government Island septic system. 

Housing Authority breaks ground on home for the mentally handicapped on Elm 
Street. 

Government Island docks and ramps rebuilt by Harbor Master with volunteer 
help form local fishermen. 
October Contract Awarded for design of Cohasset Cove dredging. 

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan developed through co-operation 
of State and local officials presented to the Town. 

Sergeant Richard P. Barrow retires from the Police Department after forty years 
of service. 

Officer Richard J. Abbadessa promoted to Sergeant in the Police Department. 
Special Town Meeting held to balance the budget following State Aid cuts. 
November Near record vote at State election as State tax limitation defeated and referendum 

in support of aid to cities and town approved. 
December Proposal for contracting out Town ambulance released. 
Renovations to Police/Fire Station commence. 
Officer Shellee L. Peters appointed to the Police Department. 
Dorothy V. Graham retires for the Assessing Department after forty years of 
dedicated service to the Town. 

ONGOING AGENDA ITEMS: 
Aside from the general economic and financial crises facing our community, the 
community will have to deal with preservation and renewal of its physical plant, i.e., our roads, 
bridges, public buildings, water system, and machinery and equipment . 

The year 1 99 1 will likely see decisions made on whether to expand and upgrade the sewer 
system, restore the Old Colony Railroad, and whether to initiate various changes in Town 
government structure. 

Fortunately, the Town continues to benefits from the involvement and dedication of its 
citizens from all walks of life. Support and volunteerism from individuals and civic groups in 
various community projects have made Cohasset a better place in which to live. 

The work of our many dedicated committee and board members, and the continued efforts 
of Town department heads and staff to provide quality service, deserves notable mention in these 
difficult times. 

Outside agencies, most notably Norfolk County Engineer AI vah. C. Downs and Assistant 
Civil Engineer Wayne Simpson, made valuable contributions in their tireless efforts in providing 
technical assistance on a number of public works projects. 

The number and variety of challenges never ends, and the Board looks forward to 
addressing the issues and problems of 1 99 1 . 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN: 
Rocco F. Laugelle, Chairman 
Martha K. Gjesteby, Vice Chairman 
Jane O. Goedecke 
Diana D. Kornet 
Edwin H. Tebbetts 



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Town Clerk's Report 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

April 7, 23, 25 & 26, 1990 
Index 
ARTICLE # DESCRIPTIONS OF ARTICLE 

1 Reports of various town officers. Approved. 

2 Reports of Committees. Approved 
Special Town Meeting 

1 Transfer money for Sewer Dept. from one account to the other. Approved. 

2 Transfer money for Sewer Dept. from one account to the other. Approved. 

3 Transfer money from Insurance account to street light account. Approved 

4 Appropriate $3,000 for a computer for the Fire Dept. Rejected. 

5 Fund overtime costs for Fire Dept. Rejected. 

6 Refurbish the Fire Dept. ladder truck for $1 1 ,000. Approved. 

7 Purchase a police cruiser for $14,500. Approved. 

8 Pay legal fees for Special Counsels. Approved. 

9 Procedures for abatement for Sewer Bills. Postponed. 

1 Transfer $8 1 ,362.28 to meet assessment of the Norfolk County Retirement 

System. Approved. 
Annual Town Meeting 
RESOLUTION 
ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION 

6 DPW bond of indemnity to Commonwealth. Approved. 

7 Authorize Town Treasurer to borrow. Approved. 

9 Accept parcel of land off So. Main St. Parcel 17 on Assessors Map. Ap- 

proved. 

10 Bldg. Inspector appointed for 3 years. Approved. 

1 1 Amend general bylaws Article IV Subsection b. Police Chief. Approved. 

12 Amend general bylaws of Article IV Subsection b. Fire Chief. Approved. 

13 Amend Article XI, Section 5, Subsection (b). Approved. 

14 Indefinitely postponed selling W. Corner Station. 

1 5 Indefinitely postponed selling Bates Bldg. 
RESOLUTION 

24 Accept a parcel of land off Forest Ave., Parcel 82 on Assessor's Map 1 1 . 

Approved. 
RESOLUTION 

26 Amend Article IX of General Bylaws - Harbor. Approved. 

Monday - April 23, 1990 
RESOLUTION 

3 Salaries & Compensation elected officer and town departments. Approved. 

4 Salary & Rate Schedule Fiscal 1991. Approved as amended. 
RESOLUTION 

5 Salary Schedules elected officials. Approved as Amended. 



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8 Appropriate $2,000 for insect control. Approved. 

16 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $20,000 for the painting of the exterior of 
old Town Hall. 

17 Transfer $10,000 from the sale of cemetery lots to expand Beechwood 
Cemetery. Approved. 

18 Indefinitely postpone purchasing the garage at No. Main St. Parcel 22 on 
Assessor's Map 14. 

19 Appropriate $3,000 for reconstructing King & Beechwood. Approved. 

20 Indefinitely postponed the bargaining agreement between the town and the 
permanent firefighters. 

21 Indefinitely postpone. 

22 Appropriate $396,000 for renovation of Police/Fire Station. Approved. 
Wednesday - April 25, 1990. 

Resolution 

23 Indefinitely postpone appropriating a stabilization fund. 

25 Appropriate $3,000 for Police & Fire Off-Duty Accounts. Approved. 

27 Indefinitely postpone 10,000 for the construction of sidewalks. 

28 Amend Section 12 of zoning bylaws. Approved. 

29 Amend Section 12 Subsection 6.3. Approved. 

30 Amend Section 4., subsection 4.3 of Zoning Bylaws. Defeated. 

31 Amend Section 12.6.1 of Zoning Bylaws. Adopted. 

32 Amend Section 4, Subsection 4.2 of Zoning Bylaws. Rejected. 
Advance Article 34. 

34 Take by eminent domain 32 acres of land abutting Lily Pond. Approved. 

33 Increase water rates. Approved. 
Thursday, April 26, 1990 

35 Indefinitely postpone taking of land. 

36 Appropriate $10,500.00 for used utility van. Approved. 

37 Amend General Bylaws, TOWN MEETING subparagraph (c), Section 1 . 
Approved. 

38 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $400,000 for Pleasant Lane Cemetery. 

39 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $75,000 for resurfacing certain streets. 

40 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $ 1 6,850 purchasing an all purpose lawn 
maintenanc vehicle. 

4 1 Indefinitely postpone $28,000 for a new truck for the Wire Department. 

42 Borrow $1 5,000 for repairing septic system at Joseph Osgood School. 
Approved. 

43 Appropriate $30,000 for repairing heating system at Joseph Osgood School. 
Approved. 

44 Borrow $40,000 for renovating bathroom facilities at Joseph Osgood School. 
Approved. 

45 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $8,000 for compacting equipment at 
Cedar Street Landfill. 

47 Appropriate $3,630 to pay civil administrative penalties to Environmental 



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Protection. Approved. 

48 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $70,000 for purchasing an ambulance. 

49 Indefinitely postpone appropriating $ 1 1 ,000 for refurbishing Forestry 1 - 1 982 
Ford/Farrar. 

50 Accept Section 40 of Chapter 653 of Mass. Legislature Regular Session. 
Approved. 

51 Indefinitely postpone partial exemptions to homeowners that provide housing 
to the elderly. 

52 Accept provisions of Mass. General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 17c- 
1/2. Approved. 

53 Establish a Handicapped Commission. Approved. 

54 Amend Section 1 2 of Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER. Ap- 
proved. 

55 Amend Article III of General Bylaws, ELECTED OFFICERS, deleting 
Subsection (f) of Section 2 and substitute a new subsection (f). Approved. 

46 Borrow $480,000 for the closure and capping of the Cedar Street Landfill. 
Approved. 



Town Clerk's Report 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1990 

At the Annual Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Gymnasium at 10:00 
a.m. the following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen were sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks at 9:30 a.m. were Geraldine E. Ainslie, Marion L. Douglas, 
Margaret C. Hernan, Constance S. Jones and Kathleen M. Rhodes. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator William D. Weeks at 10:00 a.m. were Gordon Flint, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr., Robert S. Pape, and Grace R. Tuckerman. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was 
present at that time. The Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, proceeded to read the call of the 
meeting. Total registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 288 voters. Rev. E. 
Clifford Cutler of St. Stephen's read the invocation. 

Members of the Cohasset Boy Scout Troop 28 presented the colors and called the 
pledge of allegiance to the flag. 

Resolution by Burtram Pratt, 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

WHEREAS the Town of Cohasset is served by more than two hundred and fifty men 
and women who volunteer their time by serving on more than thirty separate Boards, 
Committees, Councils, and Commissions as well as representing the Town in various 
regional and state-wide organizations, and 



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WHEREAS these men and women bring a variety of talent, expertise, and fresh ideas 
to the boards, committees, and commissions to which they give countless hours of unpaid 
time, and, 

WHEREAS this broad-based citizen participation results in a more responsive town 
government; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the citizens of Cohasset, in Town Meeting 
assembled on this seventh day of April, 1990, hereby express their sincere gratitude for, and 
appreciation of, this dedicated volunteer service. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Resolution by Liz Buckley, 
Earth Day 1990 

WHEREAS, in the twenty years since the first Earth Day, despite environmental 
improvements, the environmental health of the planet is increasingly endangered by Global 
Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, Deforestation, Ocean Pollution, Toxic and Nuclear 
Wastes; 

WHEREAS, Earth Day 1990 is a national and international call to action for all 
citizens to join in a global effort to save the planet; 

WHEREAS, Earth Day 1990 activities and events will involve all citizens on the 
importance of acting in an environmentally sensitive fashion by recycling, conserving energy 
and water, using efficient transportation, and adopting more ecologically sound lifestyles; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Cohasset designate and proclaim 
April 22, 1990 as Earth Day 1990, and that that day shall be set aside for public activities 
promoting preservation of the global environment and launching the "Decade of the 
Environment." 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

Motion for deferred articles by Burtram Pratt, Chariman of the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That action under Articles 3,4,5,8, 16, 17, 18, 19,20,21,22,23,25,27, 
33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49 of the Warrant for this Annual Town 
Meeting be defferred until an adjourned session of this Meeting to be held on April 23, 1990. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 1. To act upon the reports of the various town Officers as printed in the 
Annual Town report for 1989. 

MOVED: That the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 1989 be accepted. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2 To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

MOVED: That the reports of any committee heretofore chosen be heard and accepted 
and that the Committee continue in office. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED: That this meeting be recessed for the purpose considering Article 1 through 
10 of the Special Town Meeting. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Special Town Meeting April 7, 1990 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the Sewer 



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Department account entitled "Influent Flow Meter" (Account No. 5804) to the account 
entitled "Equipment" (Account No. 5513). 

MOVED: That the sum of Six Thousand, Five Hundred and no/100 ($6,500.00) 
Dollars be transferred from the Sewer Department account entitled "Influent Flow Meter" 
(Account No. 5804) to the account entitled "Equipment" (Account No. 5513). 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the Sewer 
Department account entitled "Contract Services" (Account No. 5380) to the account entitled 
"Equipment" (Account No. 5513). 

MOVED: That the sum of Seven Thousand and no/100 ($7,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from the Sewer Department account entitled "Contract Services" (Account No. 
5380) to the account entitled "Equipment" (Account No. 5513). 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the account entitled 
"Insurance Expense" to the Street Light Account for the sum of Four Thousand, Two 
Hundred Fifty and no/100 ($4,250.00) Dollars. 

MOVED: That there be transferred from the account entitled "Insurance Expense" to 
the Street Light Account the sum of Four Thousand, Two Hundred Fifty and no/ 100 
($4,250.00) Dollars. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Three 
Thousand and no/ 1 00 ($3,000.00) Dollars to purchase and install a personal computer system 
including hardware and software for the Fire Department. 

Motion was rejected by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the town will transfer from available funds a sum of money to 
be added to the Fire Salaries budget to fund unanticipated overtime costs in Fiscal Year 1990. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seventeen Thousand, Six Hundred and no/ 1 00 ($ 1 7,600.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue to be added to the Fire Department Budget for 
salaries to fund unanticipated overtime costs in Fiscal Year 1990. 

Motion was rejected by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Eleven 
Thousand and no/ 1 00 ($ 1 1 ,000.00) Dollars to refurbish the Fire Department ladder truck; the 
sum so transferred to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eleven Thousand and no/100 ($1 1,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue to refurbish the Fire Department ladder truck. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Fourteen 
Thousand Five Hundred and no/ 100 ($14,500.00) Dollars to purchase a police cruiser; the 
sum so transferred to be expended under the direction of the Police Chief. 

MOVED: That the sum of Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred and no/ 100 ($14,500.00) 
Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue to purchase a police cruiser. 

Motion is adopted. 

It was moved by Richard Connolly for reconsideration of Article 5. 

Motion to reconsider was rejected by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Eleven 
Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Six and 78/100 ($1 1,336.78) Dollars to pay legal fees to 
Special Counsel: Warner & Stackpole (Four Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Five and 61/ 
100 ($4,985.61) Dollars, matters pertaining to Cohasset Heights); Roche, Carens, & 
DeGiacomo (One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Two and 88/100 ($1,232.88) Dollars, 
Harbor Litigations); Stephen Schultz, Esquire (Five Thousand One Hundred Eighteen and 
29/100 ($5,1 18.29) Dollars, Sewer Department Litigation). 

MOVED: That the sum of Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Six and 78/100 
($1 1,336.78) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue to pay legal fees to Special 
Counsel apportioned as follows: Warner & Stackpole (Four Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty- 
Five and 6 1 / 1 00 ($4,985.6 1 ) Dollars, matters pertaining to Cohasset Heights); Roche, Carens 
& DeGiacomo (One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Two and 88/100 ($1,232.88) Dollars, 
Harbor Litigation); Stephen Schultz, Esquire (Five Thousand One Hundred Eighteen and 29/ 
100 ($5,1 18.29) Dollars, Sewer Department Litigation). 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Sewer Commission to 
establish a procedure for abatement of sewer bills. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Eighty 
One Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Two and 28/100 ($81,362.28) Dollars to meet an 
additional assessment of the Norfolk County Retirement System for the 1990 Fiscal Year. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eighty-One Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Two and 28/ 
100 ($81,362.28) Dollars be transferred from Surplus Revenue to meet an additional 
assessment of the Norfolk County Retirement System for the 1990 Fiscal Year. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED: That this Special Town Meeting be dissolved. 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

Resolution by Ronald Goodwin, 
Chairman, Board of Water Commissioners 

Be it resolved that: 

WHEREAS Benjamin F. Curley has served with the Cohasset Water Department for 
over 22 years, 8 as Superintendent; and; 

WHEREAS we recognize his prior years of service as Sealer of Weights and Measures 
and Special Police Officer to the Community and; 

WHEREAS his contributions and actions on behalf of its citizens will be long 
remembered by the Town of Cohasset, 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Citizens of Cohasset proclaim their sincerest 
gratitude for his long and devoted service and wish him a happy and fulfilling retirement. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Annual Town Meeting 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will assume liability in the manner provided in 
Section 29 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that may be 
incurred by work to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth 



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of Massachusetts for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal 
and non-tidal rivers and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along public beaches, 
in accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and 
authorize the Selectmen to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

MOVED: That the Town assume liability in the manner provided in Section 29 of 
Chapter 9 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws for all damages that may be incurred by work 
to be performed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for the improvements, development, maintenance and protection of tidal and non-tidal rivers 
and streams, harbors, tidewaters, and foreshores along public beaches, in accordance with 
Section 1 1 of Chapter 91 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and that the Selectmen be 
authorized to execute a bond of indemnity therefor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue 
of the fiscal year beginning July 1 , 1990, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one 
year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the Revenue of the fiscal year 
beginning July 1, 1990, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 4 and to issue a note or notes therefor payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for any period less than one year in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 1 7. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
accept a gift of a parcel of land from Clifford Mitman, Jr. and Mildred A. Mitman, which land 
is located off South Main Street, consisting of approximately 80,000 square feet of land and 
is shown as Parcel No. 1 7 on Assessors' Map 48, a copy of a portion of which is on file with 
the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 9". 

MOVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to accept a gift of a parcel of land 
from Clifford Mitman, Jr. and Mildred A. Mitman, which land is located off South Main 
Street, consisting of approximately 80,000 square feet of land and is shown as Parcel No. 1 7 
on Assessors' Map 48, a copy of a portion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk 
and endorsed, "Plan Article 9". 

A 2/3 vote is required 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 143, Section 3Y which mandates that the Building Inspector shall be 
appointed for a minimum term of three years; and further to see if the Town will vote to amend 
Article IV of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS, by deleting Sub- 
section (a) of Section 6 and substituting the following Subsection (a) of Section 6: "(a) The 
Building Inspector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of three (3) years. 



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He shall have at least five (5) years' experience in the supervision of building construction 
of design, or a two (2) year associate degree in a related field. 

MOVED: That provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 143, Section 3Y 
which mandates that the Building Inspector shall be appointed for minimum of three years 
be accepted; and further that Article IV of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED TOWN 
OFFICERS, be amended by deleting Subsection (a) of Section 6 and substituting the 
following Subsection (a) of Section 6: 

"(a) The Building Inspector shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term 
of three (3) years. He shall have at least five (5) years experience in the supervision of building 
construction or design, or a two (2) year associate degree in a related field." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 11 To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IV of the General Bylaws, 
APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS, by deleting Subsection (b) of Section 4 dealing with the 
compensation of the Police Chief and substituting the following Subsection (b) of Section 4 
dealing with the compensation of the Police Chief and substituting the following Subsection 
(b) of Section J4; "(b) He shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That Article IV of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED TOWN OFFIC- 
ERS, be amended by deleting Subsection (b) of Section 4 dealing with the compensation of 
the Police Chief and substituting the following Subsection (b) of Section 4: 

"(b) He shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen." 

VOTED by a voice vote. Seven people questioned the Moderator. A hand count was 
taken — Yes 1 19; No 64. Motion passes. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IV of the General Bylaws, 
APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS, by deleting Paragraph (b) of Section 5 dealing with the 
compensation of the Fire Chief and substituting the following Paragraph (b) of Section J5: 
"(b) He shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen." 

MOVED: That Article IV of the General Bylaws, APPOINTED TOWN OFFIC- 
ERS, be amended by deleting Paragraph (b) of Section 5 dealing with the compensation of 
the Fire Chief and substituting the following Paragraph (b) of Section 5: 

"(b) He shall be compensated as determined by the Board of Selectmen." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 13 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XI of the General By-laws, PER- 
SONNEL CLASSIFICATION & COMPENSATION PLAN, by deleting the second 
paragraph of Section 5, Subsection (b) and substituting the following in its place: "New 
employees are normally hired at the minimum rate of pay ("minimum rate rule") unless 
otherwise authorized by the Personnel Committee. Requests for exception to the minimum 
rate rule are to be submitted in writing to the Personnel Committee prior to the hiring of the 
employee to which the request relates. The written request shall set forth reasons for the 
exception to the minimum rate rule and shall be supported by appropriate documentation."; 
and further to see if the Town will vote to amend Subsection (d) of the same Article and 
Section by deleting the first paragraph thereof and substituting the following in its place: "A 
non-exempt employee whose position is reclassified, upgraded, or who receives a promotion, 
shall receive the rate in the new compensation grade next above his existing rate ("one step 



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rule"). If such new compensation grade results in an increase of compensation of less than 
five (5%) percent, then the employee shall advance an additional step at the discretion of the 
Personnel Committee. Requests for exception to the one step rule are to be submitted in 
writing to the Personnel Committee prior to the reclassification or upgrading of the employee 
to which the request relates. The written request shall set forth the reasons for the exception 
to the one step rule and shall be supported by appropriate documentation."; and further to see 
if the Town will vote to add a new second paragraph to Subsection (d) which shall provide 
as follows: "If the reclassification, upgrade or promotion is from a non-exempt position to 
that of an exempt position, the employee so reclassified, upgraded or promoted shall receive 
the minimum rate of the new compensation grade ("minimum rate standard"). If such new 
compensation grade results in an increase in compensation of less than nine (9%) percent, 
then the employee shall advance an additional step at the discretion of the Personnel 
Committee. Requests for exception to the minimum rate standard are to be submitted in 
writing to the Personnel Committee prior to the reclassification, upgrade or promotion of the 
employee to which the request relates. The written request shall set forth the reasons for the 
exception to the minimum rate standard and shall be supported by appropriate documen- 
tation."; 

ARTICLE 13 
MOVED: That Article XI of the General By-laws, PERSONNEL CLASSIFICA- 
TION & COMPENSATION PLAN, be amended by deleting the second paragraph of 
Section 5, Subsection (b) and substituting the following in its place: 

"New employees are normally hired at the minimum rate of pay ("minimum rate rule") 
unless otherwise authorized by the Personnel Committee. Requests for exception to the 
minimum rate rule are to be submitted in writing to the Personnel Committee prior to 
the hiring of the employee to which the request relates. The written request shall set 
forth reasons for the exception to the minimum rate rule and shall be supported by 
appropriate documentation."; 
and further that Subsection (d) of the same Article and Section be amended by deleting the 
first paragraph thereof and substituting the following in its place: 

"A non-exempt employee whose position is reclassified, upgraded, or who receives a 
promotion, shall receive the rate in the new compensation grade next above his existing 
rate ("one step rule"). If such new compensation grade results in an increase of 
compensation of less than five (5%) percent, then the employee shall advance an 
additional step at the discretion of the Personnel Committee. Requests for exception 
to the one step rule are to be submitted in writing to the Personnel Committee prior to 
the reclassification or upgrading of the employee to which the request relates. The 
written request shall set forth the reasons for the exception to the one step rule and shall 
be supported by appropriate documentation."; 
and further that a new second paragraph be added to Subsection (d) which shall provide as 
follows: 

"If the reclassification, upgrade or promotion is from a non-exempt position to that of 
an exempt position, the employee so reclassified, upgraded or promoted shall receive 
the minimum rate of the new compensation grade ("minimum rate standard"). If such 
new compensation grade results in an increasein compensation of less than nine (9%) 



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percent, then the employee shall advance an additional step at the discretion of the 

Personnel Committee. Requests for exception to the minimum rate standard are to be 

submitted in writing to the Personnel Committee prior to the reclassification, upgrade 

or promotion of the employee to which the request relates. The written request shall set 

forth the reasons for the exception to the minimum rate standard and shall be supported 

by appropriate documentation." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
at private or public sale the real property improved by the West Corner Fire Station located 
on Hull Street, which is shown as Parcel 1 , Assessors' Map 54, a copy of a portion of which 
is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 14," or alternatively 
to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease such property for a term of years on terms and 
conditions they deem in the best interest of the Town. 

MOVED: That this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell 
at private or public sale a portion of the real property improved by the Bates Building located 
at 43 Elm Street, which is shown as a portion of Parcel 16 on Assessors' Map 27, a copy of 
a portion of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 
15"; or alternatively to authorize the Board of Selectmen to lease such property for a term of 
years on terms and conditions they deem in the best interest of the Town. 

MOVED: Action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
Resolution by Burtram Pratt, 
Chairman of the Board of Selectmen 

RESOLVED: That the Board of Selectmen be authorized to lease the Bates Building 
on such terms and conditions as they deem appropriate pending a decision with regard to the 
sale of the building. 

VOTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
accept a gift of a parcel of land from D.J. Buckley Co., which land is located off of Forest 
Avenue, and is shown as Parcel 82 on Assessors' Map 1 1 , a copy of a portion of which is on 
file with the office of the Town Clerk endorsed, "Plan Article 24". 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 
Resolution by Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 
Chairman, Cohasset Planning Board 

WHEREAS Patrick A. Plante has given generously of his time and talent for the past 
ten years on the Cohasset Planning Board, and 

WHEREAS his devotion to the community has been paramount, and 

WHEREAS the Cohasset Planning Board has enjoyed the benefit of his ability on 
behalf of zoning and planning interests of the Town of Cohasset. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THIS Town Meeting extend its 
sincere appreciation and thanks to retiring Planning Board Member, Patrick A. Plante. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

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ARTICLE 26. 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article IX of the General By-Laws, HARBOR, 
by deleting it in its entirety and substituting the following Article IX: 

MOVED: That Article IX of the General By-Laws, HARBOR, be amended by deleting in 
its entirety and substituting the following Article IX: 

ARTICLE IX 

Harbor 
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS: 

(a) "Boat Owner" shall mean an individual or entity having legal ownership of a 
boat. 

(b) "Cohasset Harbor" consists of the body of water lying inside a straight line 
projected across the channel from No. four (4) dolphin at White Head at Long's 
Point to White Head and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond 
that point. 

(c) "Harbor Master" shall include the Harbor Master, Assistant Harbor Master, and 
Deputy Harbor Masters, all duly appointed by the Board of Selectmen. 

(d) "Boat" shall include every type of watercraft used or capable of being used as a 
means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane. 

(e) "Length of Boat" shall mean the length overall from the fixed most forward point 
of the boat or its extremities to the point furthest aft, including, without 
limitation, parts affixed to the boat such as bow pulpits, bowsprits, boomkins, 
mizzen booms, rudders, swim platforms, and outboard motors in raised position. 

(0 "Skin Diver" shall mean swimmers using fins, masks, snorkel tubes, or self- 
contained underwater breathing apparatus. 

(g) "Prudent Seamanship" shall mean having regard for the lives and safety of the 
public, state of visibility, traffic density, maneuverability of vessels, state of the 
wind, current, and water and the current Rules of the Road. 

(h) "Individual" shall mean natural person. 

(i) "Mooring Holder" shall mean an individual or entity holding a valid mooring 
permit. 

(j) "Tender" shall refer to a skiff or dinghy used to transport individuals or property 
from shore to a boat moored within Cohasset Harbor. 
SECTION 2. MOORINGS: 

(a) (i) An approved mooring permit (hereinafter "permit") from the Harbor 
Master is required for installation of mooring tackle for any boat, float, or lobster 
car/pound within the limits of Cohasset Harbor. The application for a permit shall 
be that prescribed by the Board of Selectmen on the form entitled "Application 
for Mooring Location", dated April 1985, as revised from time to time, 
(ii) No permit shall be issued to a corporation, trust, partnership, joint venture, 
or other entity nor shall a permit be held in joint tenancy, tenancy in common, 
or other form of joint ownership; provided, however, that permits shall continue 
to be issued from year to year in accordance with all provisions of these By-Laws 
and regulations promulgated by the Harbor Master to those entities currently 



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holding permits which operate clubs or marine-related businesses adjacent to 
Cohasset Harbor. 

(iii) The Harbor Master shall issue or deny a request for a permit within fifteen 
(15) days of the date of application. The Harbor Master shall keep accurate 
records and books and shall issue a signed copy of the "Application for Mooring 
Location" to the applicant and file a copy at the office of the Selectmen, 
(iv) The "Application for Mooring Location" shall contain such information as 
required by the Harbor Master. The Harbor Master shall ensure that a signed copy 
of the "Application for Mooring Location" is on file in the office of the Harbor 
Master for all boat owners with an assigned mooring location, 
(v) Once issued, no mooring permit shall be renewed unless the boat owner 
has regularly moored his boat in Cohasset Harbor during the preceding year and 
has paid an excise tax on his boat to the Town of Cohasset. If the boat owner 
wishes to remove his boat from Cohasset Harbor for a period in excess of seven 
(7) days, the Harbor Master must be notified in advance of such removal, 
(vi) All mooring tackle shall be constructed in accordance with the "Mooring 
Specifications for Cohasset Harbor", as revised from time to time by the Harbor 
Master (hereinafter called the "Specifications") and on file with the Harbor 
Master, and shall not be set or moved without first being inspected by and the 
move approved by the Harbor Master. 

(vii) No boat with a length overall in excess of forty-five (45) feet shall be 
assigned a mooring location or slip in Cohasset Harbor, 
(viii) Mooring locations shall not be sold, bequeathed, transferred, swapped, 
bartered, rented, or leased. In the event of the death of a mooring holder, the 
Harbor Masters shall offer to assign the mooring location to the deceased 
mooring holder's surviving spouse. The surviving spouse shall have ninety (90) 
days after receipt of the written offer from the Harbor Master in which to accept, 
by written response, such assignment. If the assignment is not accepted in writing 
within such ninety (90) day period, the mooring location shall be reassigned in 
accordance with these By-Laws and regulations governing Cohasset Harbor. 
The Harbor Master shall make the writtten offer to the surviving spouse as soon 
as reasonably practicable after learning of the deceased mooring holder's death. 
Upon the death of the surviving spouse, the mooring location shall revert to the 
Town of Cohasset. 

(ix) No individual or entity may be assigned more than one mooring. The 
mooring location assigned is restricted to the boat assigned to that location, and 
no other boat may occupy that location without the permission of the Harbor 
Master. 

(x) A mooring location waiting list shall be maintained by the Harbor Master. 
using the date on the "Application for Mooring Location" as the basis for position 
on the list. All persons must reaffirm their position on the waiting list by April 
1 of each year with the Harbor Master. A record of reaffirmation shall be kept on 
the "Application for Mooring Location" form on file with the Harbor Master. 
Persons not reaffirming shall be removed from the list. 



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(xi) (A) Those persons or entities holding permits form the Harbor Master to 
install mooring tackle and moor their boats in Cohasset Harbor, shall pay a 
mooring fee and receive a decal by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pay the 
mooring fee, the Harbor Master shall remove the individual's or entity ' s mooring 
tackle from the harbor, at the expense of the individual or entity failing to pay the 
mooring fee. 

(B) All other persons and entities owning boats, other than unregistered 
tenders, who have a continuous right to moor such boat at any privately-owned 
mooring, pier, wharf, or float, within the confines of Cohasset Harbor shall pay 
a user's fee as set by the Board of Selectmen form time to time and shall receive 
a decal by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pay the user's fee, the Harbor 
Master shall pursue such remedies as are available under the terms of these 
Harbor By-Laws and regulations promulgated by the Harbor Master, the general 
By-Laws of the Town of Cohasset or the laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

(xii) All boats moored or berthed in Cohasset Harbor shall display either a 
mooring decal or a user's decal on the aft port quarter of the boat to indicated that 
the appropriate fee has been paid and the boat owner has authorization to place 
the boat on a particular mooring or be otherwise moored in Cohasset Harbor, 
(xiii) the owners of all boats moored or berthed in Cohasset Harbor not 
displaying either a mooring decal or a user's decal shall, during certain times of 
the year as prescribed by the Board of Selectmen, pay a temporary per diem fee 
as set by the Board of Selectmen annually on or before July 1 . 
(xiv) A boat moored or berthed in violation of this Article of the By-Laws or with- 
out permission from the Harbor Master shall be removed from its mooring and 
stored at the owner's expense. Payment for removal and storage shall be made 
before the boat is released to the boat owner. 

(b) (i) If the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle conforms to the 
specifications, he shall issue a permit and assign a location if one is available. If 
the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle does not conform to the 
specifications or for other valid reasons deems it improper to issue a mooring 
permit, he shall refuse to do so. 

(ii) The Harbor Master shall promulgate regulations with respect to the care and 
maintenance of mooring tackle, the temporary assignment of boats to moorings 
and with regard to such other matters pertaining to the mooring of boats as is 
consistent with this By-Law and the authority conferred upon the Harbor Master 
by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

(c) (i) In the event a boat owner sells or otherwise disposes of the boat described on 
the "Application for Mooring Location", the boat owner may retain the mooring 
location for another boat if the following conditions are met: 

(A) The Harbor Master is notified by the boat owner within thirty (30) days 
of the transaction relating to the sale or other disposition of the boat and of the 
boat owner's intention to place another boat on the mooring location. 

(B) The boat replacing that described on the original "Application for 



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Mooring Location" must be, in the judgement of the Harbor Master, approxi- 
mately the same size. 

(C) The boat owner obtains the Harbor Master's approval to place a different 
boat on the existing mooring location on or before July 31st of the year next after 
the year of sale or other disposition of the original boat. 

(ii) Failure to fulfill the above conditions by the boat owner shall terminate the boat 
owner's permit, and the mooring location may be reassigned to another boat owner. 
SECTION 3. 

The boat owner or operator thereof shall not permit a boat to be operated at a speed in 
excess of four (4) nautical miles per hour or cause a disturbing wake and shall use prudent 
steamship within the confines of Cohasset Harbor. 
SECTION 4. 

Any person skin diving in Cohasset Harbor shall on each occasion obtain the prior 
permission of the Harbor Master and shall: 

(a) display a diver' s flag not less than twelve (12) inches square consisting of a red 
field and a white diagonal stripe. 

(b) display such flag on a float or other similar device upright at a height sufficient 
to be visible to passing boats. 

(c) tow such float and flag with him while he is submerged in the water, except that 
for commercial purposes, permission in writing may be granted by the Harbor Master to 
display flags in another manner. 

(d) be required to operate only from a boat attended by another person. 
SECTION 5. 

No person shall operate a boat in Cohasset Harbor while towing a water skier, 
aquaplane, or other similar device except in connection with a water carnival and exhibition 
authorized by the Selectmen or in an area designated by the Selectmen. No person shall swim 
or dive from town or private piers or floats within Cohasset Harbor unless enrolled in an 
organized instructional program permitted by the Harbor Master. No swimming is permitted 
near or in a navigational channel, fairway or an area where vessels normally navigate. No 
person shall operate a boat in Little Harbor while towing a water skier, aqua plane or other 
similar device except on even numbered days. 
SECTION 6. 

No person shall discharge, deposit, or throw overboard into the harbor, oil, refuse, bait 
or any similar type of waste. 
SECTION 7 . 

Small sailing classes will be allowed to race within Cohasset Harbor when under the 
jurisdiction of an authorized committee recognized by the Harbor Master. Such small boats 
shall respect the maneuvering problem of larger vessels in the harbor and shall be equipped 
with gunwale guards and shall make every reasonable effort to prevent damage to other boats 
moored in the Harbor. 
SECTION 8. 

The Harbor Master shall be responsible for town landings, floats and piers and may 
promulgate regulations with respect to the use thereof. 
SECTION 9. 

Nothing contained herein shall be held or construed to supersede, conflict, or interfere 

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with, or limit the jurisdiction of the United States Government with respect to the enforce- 
ment of the navigation, shipping, anchorage, and associated laws of the United States, or any 
lawful regulation of any department of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts having 
jurisdiction over boats, harbors, or navigable waters. 
SECTION 10 

Any violation of the provisions of the Article of this General By-Laws of the Town of 
Cohasset shall be subject to the penalty set forth in Article I, Section 1(f); and nothing 
contained herein shall preclude the Harbor Master from seeking other appropriate relief 
including, without limitation, injunctive relief in the appropriate court having jurisdiction." 
Amendment to the main motion by J. Edmund Martin. 

ARTICLE IX 
HARBOR 
SECTION 1 DEFINITIONS: 

(a) "Boat Owner" shall mean an individual or entity having legal ownership of a boat. 

(b) "Cohasset Harbor" consists of the body of water laying inside a straight line 
projected across the channel from White Head dolphin at Long's Point to White 
Rock and shall not include the channel extending seaward beyond that point. 

(c) "Harbor Master" shall include the Harbor Master, Assistant Harbor Master, and 
Deputy Harbor Masters, all duly appointed by the Board of Selectmen. 

(d) "Boat" shall include every type of watercraft used or capable of being used as a 
means of transportation on water, other than a seaplane. 

(e) "Length of Boat" shall mean the length overall from the fixed most forward point 
of the boat or its extremities to the point furtherst aft, including without limitations, 
parts affixed to the boat such as bow pulpits, bowsprits, boomkins, mizzen booms, 
rudders, swim platforms, and outboard motors in raised position. 

(f) "Skin Diver" shall mean swimmers using fins, masks, snorkel tubes, or self- 
contained underwater breathing apparatus. 

(g) "Individual" shall mean natural person. 

(h) "Mooring Holder" shall mean an individual or entity holding a valid mooring 
permit. 

(i) "Tender" shall refer to a skiff or dinghy used to transport individuals or property 
from shore to a boat moored within Cohasset Harbor. 

(k) Commercial Moorings shall mean those moorings allocated for business usage. 

(1) Non Commercial Moorings shall mean all other moorings. 
SECTION 2. MOORINGS: 
I. Non Commercial Moorings: 

(a) (i) An approved mooring permit (hereinafter "permit") from the Harbor 
Master is required for installation of mooring tackle for any boat, float, or lobster 
car/pound within the limits of Cohasset Harbor. The application for a permit shall 
be that prescribed by the Board of Selectmen on the form entitled, "Application 
for Mooring Location", dated April 1985, as revised from time to time, 
(ii) No permit shall be issued to a corporation, trust, partnership, joint venture, 
or other entity nor shall a permit be held in joint tenancy, tenancy in common, or 
other form of joint ownership; provided, however, that permits shall continue to 
be issued from year to year in accordance with all provisions of these By-Laws and 

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regulations promulgated by the Harbor Master to those entities currently holding 

permits which operate clubs or marine-related businesses adjacent to Cohasset 

Harbor. 

(iii) The Harbor Master shall issue or deny a request for a permit within fifteen 

( 1 5) days of the date of application. The Harbor Master shall keep accurate records 

and books and shall issue a signed copy of the "Application for Mooring Location" 

to the applicant and file a copy at the office of theSelectmen. 

(iv) The "Application for Mooring Location" shall contain such information as 

required by the Harbor Master. The Harbor Master shall insure that a signed copy 

of the "Application for Mooring Location" is on file in the office of the Harbor 

Master for all boat owners with an assigned mooring location. 

(v) Once issued, no mooring permit shall be renewed unless the boat owner 

has regularly moored his boat in Cohasset Harbor during the preceding year and 

has paid an excise tax on his boat to the Town of Cohasset . If the boat owner wishes 

to remove his boat from Cohasset Harbor for a period in excess of seven (7) days, 

the Harbor Master must be notified in advance of such removal. 

(vi) All mooring tackle shall be constructed in accordance with the "Mooring 

Specifications for Cohasset Harbor", as revised from time to time by the Harbor 

Master (hereinafter called the "Specifications") and on file with the Harbor 

Master, and shall not be set or moved without first being inspected by and the move 

approved by the Harbor Master. 

(vii) No boat with a length overall in excess of forty-five (45) feet shall be 

assigned a mooring location or slip on Cohasset Harbor. 

(viii) Mooring locations shall not be sold, bequeathed, transferred, swapped, 

bartered, rented or leased. In the event of the death of a mooring holder, the Harbor 

Master shall offer to assign the mooring location to the deceased mooring holder' s 

surviving spouse. The surviving spouse shall have ninety (90) days after receipt 

of the written offer from the Harbor Master in which to accept, by written response, 

such assignment. If the assignment is not accepted in writing within such ninety 

(90) day period, the mooring location shall be reassigned in accordance with these 

By-Laws and regulations governing Cohasset Harbor. The Harbor Master shall 

make the offer to the surviving spouse as soon as reasonably practicable after 

leaving of the deceased mooring holder's death. Upon the death of the surviving 

spouse, the mooring location shall revert to the Town of Cohasset. 

(ix) No individual or entity may be assigned more than one mooring. The mooring 
location assigned is restricted to the boat assigned to that location, and no other 
boat may occupy that location without the permission of the Harbor Master, 
(x) A mooring location waiting list shall be maintained by the Harbor Master, 
using the date on the "Application for Mooring Location" as the basis for position 
on the list. All persons must reaffirm their position on the waiting list by April 1 
of each year with the Harbor Master. A record of reaffirmation shall be kept on 
the "Application for Mooring Location"; form on file with the Harbor Master. 
Persons not reaffirming shall be removed from the list. 



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(xi) (A) Those persons or entities holding permits from the Harbor Master to 
install mooring tackle and moor their boats in Cohasset Harbor, shall pay a 
mooring fee,and receive a decal by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pay the 
mooring fee, the Harbor Master shall remove the individual' s or entity ' s mooring 
tackle from the harbor, at the expense of the individual or entity failing to pay the 
mooring fee. 

(B) All other persons and entities owning boats, other than unregistered 
tenders, who have a continuous right to moor such boat at any privately owned 
mooring, pier, wharf, or float, within the confines of Cohasset Harbor shall pay 
a user's fee as set by the Board of Selectmen from time to time and shall receive 
a decal by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pay the user's fee, the Harbor 
Master shall pursue such remedies as are available under the terms of these 
Harbor By-Laws and regulations promulgated by the Harbor Master, the general 
By-Lays of the Town of Cohasset or the laws of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. 

(xiii) The owners of all boats moored or berthed in Cohasset Harbor not 
displaying either a mooring decal or a user's decal shall, during certain times of 
the year as prescribed by the Board of Selectmen, pay a temporary per diem fee 
as set by the Board of Selectmen annually on or before July 1 . 
(xiv) A boat moored or berthed in violation of this Article of the By-Laws or 
without permission from the Harbor Master shall be removed from its mooring 
and stored at the owner's expense. Payment for renewal and storage shall be 
made before the boat is released to the boat owner. 

(b) (i) If the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle conforms to the 
specification, he shall issue a permit and assign a location if one is available. If 
the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle does not conform to the 
specifications or for other valid reasons deems it improper to issue a mooring 
permit, he shall refuse to do so. 

(ii) The Harbor Master shall promulgate regulations with respect to the care and 
maintenance of mooring tackle, the temporary assignment of boats to moorings 
and with regard to such other matters pertaining to the mooring of boats as is 
consistent with this By-Law and the authority conferred upon the Harbor Master 
by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

(c) (i) In the event a boat owner sells or otherwise disposes of the boat described on 
the "Application for Mooring Location", the boat owner may retain the mooring 
location for another boat if the following conditions are met: 

(A) The Harbor Master is notified by the boat owner within thirty (30) days 
of the transaction relating to the sale or other disposition of the boat and of the 
boat owner's intention to place another boat on the mooring location. 

(B) The boat replacing that described on the original "Application for 
Mooring Location" must be, in the judgement of the Harbor Master, approxi- 
mately the same size. 

(C) The boat owner obtains the Harbor Master's approval to place a 
different boat on the existing mooring location on or before July 3 1 st of the year 
next after the year of sale or other disposition of the original boat. 

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(ii) Failure to fulfill the above conditions by the boat owner shall terminate the 
boat owner' s permit, and the mooring location may be reassigned to another boat 
owner. 
II. Commercial Moorings: 

(a) (i) An approved mooring permit (hereinafter "permit") from the Harbor Master is 
required for installation of mooring tackle for any boat, float, or lobster car/pound 
within the limits of Cohasset Harbor. The application for a permit shall be that 
prescribed by the Board of Selectmen on the form entitled, "Application for 
Mooring Location", dated April 1985, as revised from time to time, 
(ii) Permits shall be issued to Individuals, Partnerships or Corporations, 
(iii) The Harbor Master shall issue or deny a request for a permit within fifteen ( 1 5) 
days of the date of application. The Harbor Master shall keep accurate records and 
books and shall issue a signed copy of the "Application for Mooring Location" to 
the applicant and file a copy at the office of the selectmen, 
(iv) The "Application for Mooring Location" shall contain such information as 
required by the Harbor Master. The Harbor Master shall ensure that a signed copy 
of the "Application for Mooring Location" is on file in the office of the Harbor 
Master for all boats owners with an assigned moooring location, 
(v) Once issued, no mooring permit shall be renewed unless the boat owner has 
regularly moored his boat in Cohasset Harbor during the preceding year and has 
paid an excise tax on his boat to the Town of Cohasset. If the boat owner wishes to 
remove his boat from Cohasset Harbor for a period in excess of seven (7) days, the 
Harbor Master must be notified in advance of such removal, 
(vi) All mooring tackle shall be constructed in accordance with the "Mooring 
Specifications for Cohasset Harbor', as revised from time to time by the Harbor 
Master (hereinafter called the "Specifications") and on file with the Harbor Master, 
and shall not be set or moved without first being inspected by and the move 
approved by the Harbor Master. 

(vii) No boat with a length overall in excess of forty-five (45) feet shall be assigned 
a mooring location or slip in Cohasset Harbor. 

(viii) Mooring locations shall not be sold, bequeathed, transferred, swapped, 
bartered, rented or leased. 

(A) In the event of the death of an individual holding a "permit" it is 
understood that every effort shall be made to preserve the livelihood and income of 
the family of the deceased by continuing the permit within the immediate family 
defined as the spouse, children and grandchildren. The Harbormaster will offer to 
continue the "permit" as long as the immediate family are actively involved in the 
operation of the boat. 

(B) In the event of the death of a Partner of a Partnership holding a "permit" 
the Harbormaster will offer to continue the "permit" to the surviving partner or 
partners with no further offers to continue beyond the death or deaths of the 
surviving partners. 

(C) In the event of the death of the Principal Stockholder of a Corporation the 
Harbormaster will continue to issue the permit so long as the majority of the stock 
is owned by the immediate family as defined in paragraph (A) above and the 

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immediate family is actively involved in the operations of the boat. 

(D) To assist the Harbormaster in the event of a dispute as to the facts involved 
an arbitration panel will be formed from a pool of the Commercial Boatowners with 
one number of the panel selected by each of the two sides involved and these two 
members will select the third member of the panel. 

(ix) No individual or entity may be assigned more than one mooring. The mooring 
location assigned is restricted to the boat assigned to that location, and no other boat 
may occupy that location without the permission of the Harbor Master, 
(x) A mooring location waiting list shall be maintained by the Harbor Master, using 
the date on the "Application for Mooring Location" as the basis for position on the 
list. All persons must reaffirm their position on the waiting list by April 1 of each 
year with the Harbor Master. A record of reaffirmation shall be kept on the 
"Application for Mooring Location"; form on file with the Harbor Master. Persons 
not reaffirming shall be removed from the list. 

(xi) (A) Those persons or entities holding permits from the Harbor Master to 
install mooring tackle and moor their boats in Cohasset Harbor, shall pay a mooring 
fee and receive a decal by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pay the mooring fee, 
the Harbor Master shall remove the individual's or entity 's mooring tackle from the 
harbor, at the expense of the individual or entity failing to pay the mooring fee. 

(B) All other persons and entities owning boats, other than unregistered 
tenders, who have a continuous right to moor such boat at any privately-owned 
mooring, pier, wharf, or float, within the confines of Cohasset Harbor shall pay a 
user' s fee as set by the Board of Selectmen from time to time and shall receive a decal 
by April 1 of each year. Upon failure to pa,y the user's fee, the Harbor Master shall 
pursue such remedies as are available under the terms of these Harbor By-Laws and 
regulations promulgated by the Harbor Master, the general By-Laws of the Town 
of Cohasset or the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
(xiii) The owners of all boats moored or berthed in Cohasset Harbor not displaying 
either a mooring decal or a user's decal shall, during certain times of the year as 
prescribed by the Board of Selectmen, pay a temporary per diem fee as set by the 
Board of Selectmen annually on or before July 1 . 

(xi v) A boat moored or berthed in violation of this Article of the By-Laws or without 
permission from the Harbor Master shall be removed from its mooring and stored 
at the owners' expense. Payment for removal and storage shall be made before the 
boat is released to the boat owner, 
(b) (i) If the Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle conforms to the 
specification, he shall issue a permit and assign a location if one is available. If the 
Harbor Master determines that the mooring tackle does not conform to the 
specifications or for other valid reasons deems it improper to issue a mooring 
permit, he shall refuse to do so. 

(ii) The Harbor Master shall promulgate regulations with respect to the care and 
maintenance of mooring tackle, the temporary assignment of boats to moorings 
and with regard to such other matters pertaining to the mooring of boats as is 
consistent with this By-Law and the authority conferred upon the Harbor Master 



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by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
(c) (i) In the event a boat owner sells or otherwise disposes of the boat described on 
the "Application for Mooring Location", the boat owner may retain the mooring 
location for another boat if the following conditions are met: 

(A) The Harbor Master is notified by the boat owner within thirty (30) days 
of the transaction relating to the sale or other disposition of the boat and of the 
boat owner's intention to place another boat on the mooring location. 

(B) The boat replacing that described on the original "Application for 
Mooring Location" must be, in the judgement of the Harbor Master, approxi- 
mately the same size. 

Amendment is defeated by a voice vote. 

VOTED main motion under Article 26 is adopted by a voice vote. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Saturday, April 14, 1990 
at 8:00 a.m. for the Town Election at Town Hall. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 5:35 p.m. 

MONDAY EVENING — APRIL 23, 1990 

Checkers previously appointed and sworn in reported to work at 7:00 p.m. Tellers 
reported at 7:30 p.m. with Raymond Buckley and Rose Pape replacing Gordon Flint and 
Robert Pape. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:55 p.m. A total of 289 voters 
checked in on Monday. 

Resolution by Raymond Kasperowicz, 
Chairman of the Advisory Committee 

MOVED that it be resolved that this Town Meeting acknowledge its appreciation to 
Jane Goedecke for the hard work, diligence, attention to detail, and effectiveness that marked 
her four and a half years on the Advisory Committee. As its chairman for two and one half 
years, Jane had the joyless task (which in political rhetoric is referred to as a "challenge") of 
helping guide the Town thru the uncharted waters of Prop. 2 1/2. 

Now as partial compensation we have allowed her the luxury of serving on the Board 
of Selectmen where she can kiss babies, cut opening day ribbons and get to know all the dogs 
in town by their first names. Jane, thank you and our best wishes for the future. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected 
Officers, and to see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, from available 
funds, or otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment 
and outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal 
year. 

ARTICLE 3 
MOVED: That this Article be considered, covered and acted upon in one vote; that the 
sum of $12,375,387.63 is appropriated, the sum of $105, 120.00 for salaries of elected Town 
Officials as follows: Town Clerk, $29,730.00; Clerk, Board of Registrars, $329.00; Highway 
Surveyor, $32,930.00; Moderator, $1.00; Treasurer/Collector, $32,930.00; Selectmen, 
$5,500.00; Assessors, $3,700.00; for the ensuing fiscal year and that $12,270,267.63 for 
Personal Services, Expenses and Capital Outlays, Interest, Maturing Debt and other charges 
for various departments for the ensuing year being recommended for all purposes, shown in 



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Appendix A, pages 4 through 9 inclusive, of the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting to 
be held April 7, 1990, a copy of which Appendix is filed herewith, and to meet the 
appropriation, the following be transferred from Wadleigh Park Trust, $450.00; Robert 
Charles Billings Trust, $100.00; and Billings-Pratt Trust, $90.00; Wheelwright, $1,300.00; 
Income from Trust Funds-Cemeteries; Woodside, $6,500.00; Beechwood, $700.00; Perkins, 
$300.00; Pension Trust $70,000.00; and the balance as follows: from Water Revenue, 
$805,251.98; from Surplus Revenue, $98,551.00; and from taxation, the sum of 
$11,392,144.65. 

APPENDIX A 

Advisory Committee's Recommendations, Article 3 

Annual Town Meeting April 7, 1989 

Expended and 



Dept. 




Appropriated 


Encumbered 


Appropriated 


Recommended 


No. 


Appropriation Accounts 


Fiscal 1989 


Fiscal 1989 


Fiscal 1990 


Fiscal 1991 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 










3 


Selectmen: 












Personal Services 


$46,497.34 


$44,144.20 


$44,901.00 


$46,901.00 




General Expenses 


12,002.28 


13,596.91 


10,545.00 


7,625.00 




Capital Outlay 








300.00 




Equipment Rental 


2,000.00 


2,726.20 


3,900.00 


7,400.00 




Collective Bargaining 


15,000.00 


21,304.66 


7,500.00 


7,500.00 


4 


Executive Secretary: 












Personal Services 


41,465.40 


41,465.40 


47,302.50 


49,195.60 




General Expenses 


1,015.00 


1,015.00 


1,525.00 


1,565.00 


5 


Parking Clerk: 












General Expenses 


1,750.00 


1,738.45 


2,500.00 


2,350.00 


9 


Moderator: 












Personal Services 


125.00 


1.00 


1.00 


1.00 


11 


Advisory Committee: 












General Expenses 


345.00 


588.00 


345.00 


345.00 


13 


Reserve Fund: 












Reserve Fund 


125,000.00 


114,723.95 


150,000.00 


125,000.00 


15 


Elections & Town Meetings 










Personal Services 


15,891.47 


20,705.40 


11,052.40 


15,722.80 




General Expenses 


9,268.00 


12,867.59 


2,860.00 


6,080.00 




Town Meeting Warrant 


2,730.00 


3,714.57 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


19 


Town Reports: 












General Expenses 


7,075.00 


5,414.36 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


25 


Town Accountant: 












Personal Services 


59,400.94 


57,143.82 


65,635.49 


67,376.00 




General Expenses 


3,529.00 


3,102.49 


2,365.00 


1,535.00 




Capital Outlay 












Central Computer 


23,766.00 


26,369.45 


23,416.00 


22,489.00 



39 



29 



35 



39 

45 

47 
61 

63 



65 



66 



71 



76 



91 



Assessors: 










Personal Services 


36,745.90 


36,347.53 


40,801.91 


42,648.86 


General Expenses 


23,672.66 


29,901.34 


21,840.50 


18,415.50 


Treasurer-Collector: 










Personal Services 


77,805.10 


78,205.38 


76,706.43 


77,646.00 


General Expenses 


13,470.00 


13,469.90 


16,053.00 


13,861.00 


Capital Outlay 








3,000.00 


Tax Liens/Foreclosures 


12,500.00 


11,230.00 


6,500.00 


5,500.00 


Banking Services 


4,862.00 


4,850.64 


6,362.00 


7,362.00 


Town Clerk 










Personal Services 


43,794.85 


43,353.53 


48,285.60 


49,307,. 15 


General Expenses 


3,168.00 


2,940.65 


1,045.00 


1,110.00 


Capital Outlay 


182.00 


182.00 




2,500.00 


Law: 










General Expenses 


12,000.00 


11,849.97 


6,000.00 


6,000.00 


Town Counsel 


75,000.00 


75,000.00 


50,000.00 


50,000.00 


Personnel Committee: 










General Expenses 


220.00 


110.00 


220.00 


220.00 


Zoning Board of Appeals 










Personal Services 


69.17 








General Expenses 


3,280.00 


3,280.00 


2,790.00 


2,790.00 


Planning Board: 










Personal Services 


9,050.28 


7,860.54 


9,913.92 


10,431.20 


General Expenses 


2,660.00 


2,873.94 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Capital Outlay 


750.00 


743.67 






Engineering Services 


10,000.00 


15,000.00 


17,104.89 


10,000.00 


Town Hall: 










Personal Services 


19,807.04 


19,702.26 


22,610.40 


21,857.00 


General Expenses 


14,980.00 


18,680.00 


22,800.00 


22,430.00 


Telephone Expense 






8,480.00 


8,600.00 


Capital Outlay 






3,000.00 


400.00 


Town Buildings: 










General Expenses 


2,775.00 


3,150.87 


1,275.00 


1,275.00 


Capital Outlay 






5,000.00 




Pensions: 










Norfolk County Retirement334, 126.00 


334,126.00 


312,022.00 


412,940.00 


Non-Contributory Pensions 3,800.00 


3,316.80 


3,800.00 


3,350.00 


Special Retirement Fund 










Insurance: 










General Expenses 


347,497.00 


337,822.51 


347,588.00 


288,457.00 


Group Insurance 


566,658.93 


573,529.90 


621,500.00 


692,324.00 


Unclassified: 










General Expenses 


1,190.00 


775.53 


1,315.00 


1,250.00 


Capital Outlay 






10,000.00 





40 



Stabilization Fund 





Unemployment Insurance 


6,000.00 




5,000.00 


5,000.00 




Audit of Accounts 


12,000.00 


15,400.00 




19,000.00 




So. Shore Coalition 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


2,000.00 


2,000.00 




So. Shore/Retarded Citizei 
Total Gen. Government 2,1 

*LIC SAFETY 


is 2,500.00 


2,500.00 








008,424.36 


2,017,824.41 


2,053,962.04 


2,151,160.11 












PUI 










101 


Police: 












Personal Services 


629,084.87 


632,685.04 


747,935.22 


753,544.00 




General Expenses 


54,425.00 


46,723.53 


54,425.00 


54,425.00 




Capital Outlay 


26,900.00 


26,899.16 


24,945.00 


4,395.00 


103 


Fire: 












Personal Services 


704,930.04 


810,901.93 


832,090.28 


832,090.28 




General Expenses 


49,075.40 


46,134.60 


51,032.00 


42,450.00 




Capital Outlay 


14,619.00 


14,592.40 


3,000.00 


4,500.00 




Fire & Police Hdqtrs. 


16,950.00 


15,168.76 


16,950.00 


16,950.00 




Hydrant Services 


107,765.00 


106,479.60 


110,390.00 


110,390.00 




Out of State Travel 


300.00 


299.72 


300.00 




109 


Tree & Park: 












Personal Services 


87,158.79 


87,106.51 


85,536.66 


85,396.55 




General Expenses 


23,415.00 


26,398.20 


21,565.00 


20,285.00 




Capital Outlay 


10,182.81 


10,044.46 


1,900.00 


3,250.00 




Personal Services Trst. Fnd. 


1,740.00 


1,740.00 


1,890.00 


1,940.00 


111 


Harbor: 












Personal Services 


34,594.96 


32,502.37 


33,708.20 


35,920.76 




General Expenses 


7,485.00 


9,920.71 


7,915.00 


7,915.00 




Capital Outlay 


3,085.00 


5,220.00 




4,000.00 


112 


Shellfish Constable: 












Personal Services 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 


500.00 




General Expenses 


220.00 




220.00 


220.00 


113 


Building Inspector: 












Personal Services 


53,755.32 


47,953.16 


52,483.65 


47,154.90 




General Expenses 


9,915.00 


9,688.07 


9,965.00 


8,805.00 


119 


Sealer of Weights & Measures: 










Personal Services 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 


750.00 




General Expenses 


200.00 


156.25 


350.00 


275.00 




Capital Outlay 


700.00 


940.00 






121 


Wire: 












Personal Services 


79,712.04 


77,802.18 


73,047.20 


55,047.20 




General Expenses 


10,266.00 


10,438.78 


9,841.00 


9,441.00 




Capital Outlay 


1,780.00 


1,242.00 


1,695.00 


1,695.00 



41 



131 Civil Defense: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 
133 Dog Control: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 
TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 
SCHOOLS 
200 Schools: 

1100 School Committee 

1200 Supt's Office 

1210 Asst. toSupt.. 

1 220 Business Office 

1 230 Student Services 

2100 Supervision 

2200 Principals 

2300 Teaching 

2400 Textbooks 

2500 Library 

2600 Visual 

2700 Guidance 

3 1 00 Attendance 

3200 Health 

3310 Operation of Buses 

3350 Maint. of Buses 

3370 Contracted Carriers 

3510 Athletics 

3520 Student Activities 

41 10 Custodial 

41 20 Heat 

4130 Utilities 

4210 Maintenance/Grnds. 

4220 Maintenance/Bldgs. 

4230 Equip/Maint/Repair 

5200 Fixed Expenditure 

7200 Improvement/Bldgs. 

7300 Acquisition/Equip. 

7400 Replacement Equip. 

9300 Other Than Public 

Total Local School 

S.S/Regional School Ass. 
TOTAL SCHOOLS 



250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


250.00 


105.00 








3,621.20 


3,621.20 


4,164.38 


4,580.82 


3,300.00 


3,220.73 


2,537.21 


2,120.77 


1,936,785.43 


2,029,379.36 


2,149,385.80 


2,108,291.28 


233,963.00 


31,520.15 


76,494.00 


57,630.00 


91,225.00 


89,316.05 


94,500.00 


100,371.00 


130,164.42 


167,094.01 


136,067.00 


52,365.00 
96,549.00 


29,346.00 


30,493.03 


36,148.00 


39,849.00 


320,583.00 


345,564.04 


331,001.00 


360,304.00 


2,839,660.00 


2,941,959.26 


3,090,356.00 


3,247,233.00 


24,917.00 


24,245.02 


23,303.00 


35,590.00 


120,128.00 


131,786.14 


143,918.00 


136,712.00 


17,001.00 


13,609.00 


15,986.00 


16,904.00 


183,700.24 


188,587.48 


155,076.00 


163,178.00 


14,345.00 


16,976.88 


14,345.00 


15,444.00 


44,723.00 


46,916.91 


47,403.00 


50,794.00 


103,340.00 


108,984.02 


74,510.00 


77,500.00 


22,800.00 


32,581.21 


14,250.00 


15,500.00 


22,860.00 


37,326.52 


37,575.00 


38,154.00 


116,008.00 


111,671.97 


78,319.00 


82,798.00 


13,170.00 


12,432.84 


12,734.00 


13,380.00 


263,310.00 


268,501.49 


260,559.00 


274,226.00 


62,200.00 


52,674.61 


62,200.00 


62,200.00 


104,600.00 


107,849.85 


105,600.00 


108,600.00 


10,000.00 


9,791.31 


11,000.00 


11,000.00 


76,237.48 


102,455.91 


89,805.00 


105,201.00 


13,060.00 


10,299.70 


11,899.00 


12,715.00 


14,600.00 


2,600.00 


39,600.00 


24,600.00 


1,700.00 


1,700.00 


1,100.00 




28,575.00 


25,457.81 


17,096.00 


21,467.00 


25,328.00 


22,371.08 


18,176.00 


18,134.00 


186,074.00 


178,921.85 


295,763.00 


299,865.00 


5,113,618.14 


5,113,618.14 


5,294,783,00 


5,538,263.00 


20,035.00 


20,035.00 


32,164.00 


20,487.00 


5,133,653.14 


5,133,653.14 


5,326,947.00 


5,558,750.00 



42 



158,512.16 
69,707.00 
17,800.00 
45,000.00 
44,000.00 
2,850.00 
400.00 



HIGHWAY 

300 Highway: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Snow Removal 

Street Lighting 

Garage Expenses 

Salt Shed 
Total Highways & Sts. 
SANITATION 
403 Landfill: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Lease/Purchase Equip. 

Recycling: 

Personal Services 

Recycling Expenses 

Engineering Services 
407 Sewer: 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 
Total Sanitation 
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL 

481 Historical Commission: 

General Expenses 85.00 

482 Common Historical District: 
General Expenses 85.00 

483 Town Archivist: 

Personal Services 250.00 

487 Conservation Commission: 

Personal Services 9,327.00 

General Expenses 3,860.00 

Total Other Environ. 13,607.00 

HUMAN SERVICES =^=^= 

501 Board of Health: 

Personal Services 55,308.28 

General Expenses 6 1 ,67 1 .79 

Capital Outlay 300.00 

503 Social Service League: 

General Expenses 12,745.00 



132,393.36 138,699.66 140,603.91 



69,908.43 
17,744.00 
38,234.62 
44,000.00 
2,501.16 
226.58 



65,566.83 59,226.64 



45,000.00 

39,750.00 

2,850.00 

400.00 



45,000.00 

45,500.00 

2,850.00 

400.00 



338,269.16 


305,008.15 


292,466.49 


293,580.55 


51,104.64 


50,804.82 


55,251.68 


56,187.12 


203,210.00 


202,268.79 


191,260.00 
12,069.95 


244,168.00 


33,899.00 


33,898.56 


18,009.70 


15,409.00 


8,451.90 


7,134.72 






125.00 


111.41 


5,800.00 




3,792.50 


5,710.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


9,736.12 


9,636.12 


10,741.20 


8,466.20 


138,400.00 


144,128.89 


141,908.00 


141,574.00 


8,400.00 


15,140.34 


5,000.00 


4,773.00 


457,119.16 


468,833.65 


442,140.53 


472,677.32 



67.75 85.00 100.00 

85.00 85.00 85.00 

250.00 1,25.00 500.00 

9,327.00 10,407.20 13,662.00 

7,860.00 2,060.00 2,070.00 

17,589.74 13,887.20 16,417.00 



54,993.02 61,871.20 65,574.80 

55,206.57 33,155.00 34,225.00 

300.00 3,573.00 

12,745.00 21,629.00 29,702.00 



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531 


Council on Aging: 












Personal Services 


20,151.81 


20,424.81 


22,727.25 


23,864.75 




General Expenses 


6,765.00 


8,861.86 


6,165.00 


5,315.00 




Capital Outlay 


550.00 


535.37 


380.00 






Senior Center 


4,700.00 


4,700.00 


5,500.00 


4,000.00 


551 


Veterans' Services: 












Personal Services 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 




General Expenses 


10,200.00 


2,466.77 


5,200.00 


5,200.00 


560 


Fair Housing Committee 












General Expenses 


120.00 


95.00 


120.00 


120.00 


571 


Cemeteries: 












Personal Services 


16,058.48 


16,058.48 


14,531.56 


14,356.80 




General Expenses 


1,335.00 


1,164.00 


829.28 


829.28 




Personal Srv. Trst. Fnd. 


5,100.00 


5,100.00 


7,047.00 


7,500.00 




Central Cemetery 
il Human Services 
.TURE & RECREATIOl 


1,475.00 


1,475.00 


1,475.00 


1,475.00 


Tots 


198,080.36 


185,725.88 


185,803.29 


193,762.63 


CUI 


V 








601 


Library: 












Personal Services 


165,296.29 


159,188.25 


172,860.73 


174,767.35 




General Expenses 


62,561.63 


61,377.47 


40,680.00 


44,963.00 




Capital Outlay 


7,995.00 


7,995.00 






621 


Recreation: 












Personal Services 


57,987.70 


57,980.58 


56,624.30 


59,686.40 




General Expenses 


7,670.22 


7,562.58 


3,725.00 


3,725.00 


643 


Celebrations: 












General Expenses 


1,500.00 


1,500.00 


1,800.00 


1,710.00 


647 


Constitution Committee: 

General Expenses 
il Culture & Recreation 
\T SERVICE 


50.00 








Tots 


303,060.84 


295,603.88 


275,690.03 


284,851.75 


DEI 










700 


Debt Service: 












Maturing Debt-Princ. 


240,108.00 


168,589.00 


266,357.87 


269,049.97 




Interest 
il Debt Service 
TER DEPT.-SELF SUPP 


187,982.62 


173,727.60 


212,948.53 


221,595.04 


Tot£ 


428,090.62 


342,316.60 


479,306.40 


490,645.01 


WA 


ORTING 










Personal Services 


254,193.34 


233,984.67 


272,677.12 


244,111.48 




General Expenses 


174,155.00 


155,456.84 


165,369.00 


157,204.00 




Capital Outlay 


2,300.00 


2,154.95 


16,000.00 


10,000.00 




Norfolk Retirement System42,524.00 


42,524.00 


39,711.00 


42,983.00 




Insurance Expenses 


42,543.00 


41,570.99 


43,093.00 


41,543.00 




Group Insurance 


29,863.91 


24,247.02 


29,486.04 


34,452.00 




Maturing Debt 


114,500.00 


99,000.00 


114,500.00 


134,500.00 




Interest 


123,727.50 


123,727.50 


123,989.50 


120,458.50 




Major Roof Repairs 


62,000.00 


61,711.70 







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Loan Payment to Gener al Fund 30,000.00 20,000.00 

Total Water Department 845,806.75 784,377.67 834,825.66 805,251.98 

Grnd. Total Bdgt. Art. 1 1,662,896.82 1 1,580,312.48 12,054,414.44 12,375,387.63 



APPENDIX B 

CAPITAL OUTLAY ALLOTMENTS 

Other than Schools 

NOTE: The term Capital Outlay covers an expenditure of $200.00 or more for 
equipment or of $500.00 or more for the reconstruction or establishment of a physical 
betterment the usual life of which is expected to exceed two years. Separate line appropria- 
tions are shown for these items since they represent special and specific allotments and are 
intended to be expended solely for the purposes indicated. 

July 1, 1990 

June 30, 1991 Total 

Selectmen: 

Transcriber 300.00 

Treasurer/Collector: 

Personal Computer; Cash Drawer 3,000.00 

Town Clerk: 

Word Processor 2,500.00 

Town Hall: 

Vacuum Cleaner 400.00 

Police: 

Police Cruiser 

Breathalyzer 4,395.00 4,395.00 

Fire: 

Two-way Radio Equipment 4,500.00 

Tree & Park: 

Refurbish Legion Park; Lower Deck 3,250.00 

Harbor: 

Repairs to Floats, Ramps and Boat 4,000.00 

Wire: 

Outer Fire Alarm Case 325.00 

Fire Alarm Wire and Hardware 920.00 

Four Traffic Lights 450.00 1 ,695 .00 

Sewer: 

Equipment 4,773.00 

$28,813.00 
Water Dept: 

Engineering Services $10,000.00 
Totals $38,813.00 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 



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ARTICLE 4. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Personnel 
Committee, and to see if the Town will vote to amend its Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule by adopting or amending as heretofore adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum 
of money necessary to pay the increases in compensation according to any amendments to 
the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule for the ensuing fiscal year. 
MOVED: That the report and recommendations of the Personnel Committee with respect to 
amending the Personnel Classification By-law Schedule be and hereby is amended as 
heretofore adopted; and that the sum of Twenty-Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Five 
and 77/100 ($26,525. 77)Dollars is appropriated to pay the increase set forth in the amended 
schedule for the ensuing fiscal period and these amounts are to be credited to the personal 
services and expense appropriation accounts effected in accordance with the attached 
schedule; and to meet the appropriation, the sum of Six Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety- 
Seven and 90/100 ($6,797.09) Dollars be transferred from Water Revenue and the sum of 
Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Eight and 66/100 ($19,728.66) Dollars be 
transferred from Surplus Revenue. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES-FISCAL 1991 

SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1991 

STEP RATES 



PAY 


GRADE 


Min 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


A 


Hourly 


6.23 


6.59 


6.97 


7.33 


7.70 


8.09 


8.47 




35 Hrs. 


218.05 


230.65 


243.95 


256.55 


269.50 


283.15 


296.45 




40 Hrs. 


249.20 


263.60 


278.80 


293.20 


308.00 


323.60 


338.80 


B 


Hourly 


6.71 


7.11 


7.53 


7.93 


8.33 


8.71 


9.13 




35 Hrs. 


234.85 


248.85 


263.55 


277.55 


291.55 


304.85 


319.55 




40 Hrs. 


268.40 


284.40 


301.20 


317.20 


333.20 


348.40 


365.20 


C 


Hourly 


7.25 


7.69 


8.12 


8.55 


8.98 


9.41 


9.87 




35 Hrs. 


253.75 


269.15 


284.20 


299.25 


314.30 


329.35 


345.45 




40 Hrs. 


290.00 


307.60 


324.80 


342.00 


359.20 


376.40 


394.80 


D 


Hourly 


7.84 


8.30 


8.78 


9.24 


9.71 


10.19 


10.67 




35 Hrs. 


274.40 


290.50 


307.30 


323.40 


339.85 


356.65 


373.45 




40 Hrs. 


313.60 


332.00 


351.20 


369.60 


388.40 


407.60 


426.80 


E 


Hourly 


8.47 


8.97 


9.49 


9.98 


10.49 


11.01 


11.52 




35 Hrs. 


296.45 


313.95 


332.15 


349.30 


367.15 


385.35 


403.20 




40 Hrs. 


338.80 


358.80 


379.60 


399.20 


419.60 


440.40 


460.80 


F 


Hourly 


9.14 


9.67 


10.23 


10.76 


11.29 


11.87 


12.42 




35 Hrs. 


319.90 


338.45 


358.05 


376.60 


395.15 


415.45 


434.70 




40 Hrs. 


365.60 


386.80 


409.20 


430.40 


451.60 


474.80 


496.80 


G 


Hourly 


9.86 


10.46 


11.04 


11.64 


12.23 


12.82 


13.40 




35 Hrs 


345.10 


366.10 


386.40 


407.40 


428.05 


448.70 


469.00 



40 Hrs. 394.40 418.40 441.60 465.60 489.20 512.80 536.00 



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H 



K 



M 



N 



O 



Hourly 


10.65 


11.28 


11.92 


12.58 


13.22 


13.84 


14.48 


35 Hrs. 


372.75 


394.80 


417.20 


440.30 


462.70 


484.40 


506.80 


40 Hrs. 


426.00 


451.20 


476.80 


503.20 


528.80 


553.60 


579.20 


Hourly 


11.50 


12.19 


12.87 


13.58 


14.26 


14.95 


15.65 


35 Hrs. 


402.50 


426.65 


450.45 


475.30 


499.10 


523.25 


547.75 


40 Hrs. 


460.00 


487.60 


514.80 


543.20 


570.40 


598.00 


626.00 


Hourly 


12.82 


13.16 


13.89 


14.64 


15.38 


16.16 


16.91 


35 Hrs. 


448.70 


460.60 


486.15 


512.40 


538.30 


565.60 


591.85 


40 Hrs. 


512.80 


526.40 


555.60 


585.60 


615.20 


646.40 


676.40 


Hourly 


13.41 


14.22 


15.01 


15.84 


16.63 


17.44 


18.25 


35 Hrs. 


469.35 


497.70 


525.35 


554.40 


582.05 


610.40 


638.75 


40 Hrs. 


536.40 


568.80 


600.40 


633.60 


665.20 


697.60 


730.00 


Hourly 


14.49 


15.37 


16.24 


17.12 


17.99 


18.86 


19.71 


35 Hrs 


507.15 


537.95 


568.40 


599.20 


629.65 


660.10 


689.85 


40 Hrs. 


579.60 


614.80 


649.60 


684.80 


719.60 


754.40 


788.40 


Hourly 


15.65 


16.60 


17.51 


18.46 


19.41 


20.36 


21.30 


35 Hrs. 


547.75 


581.00 


612.85 


646.10 


679.35 


712.60 


745.50 


40 Hrs. 


626.00 


664.00 


700.40 


738.40 


776.40 


814.40 


852.00 


Hourly 


16.55 


17.90 


18.92 


19,94 


20.94 


21.97 


22.99 


35 Hrs. 


579.25 


626.50 


662.20 


697.90 


732.90 


768.95 


804.65 


40 Hrs. 


662.00 


716.00 


756.80 


797.60 


837.60 


878.80 


919.60 


Hourly 


18.25 


19.35 


20.44 


21.55 


22.65 


23.75 


24.84 


35 Hrs. 


638.75 


677.25 


715.40 


754.25 


792.75 


831.25 


869.40 


40 Hrs. 


730.00 


774.00 


817.60 


862.00 


906.00 


950.00 


993.60 



REVISED CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE 

(See Page 1 7 in Warrant) 



Department 


Pay 


Position 


Schedule 




Group 


Authorized 




Accounting 








Town Accountant 


Contract 






Ass't Accountant 


E 






Accountant Clerk 


D 






Assessors, Board of 








Admin. Ass't 


F 






Senior Clerk 


D 






Building Inspector & Zoning Officer 


K 






Senior Clerk 


D 






Clerk, Town 








Ass't Town Clerk 


E 






Clerk/Typist 


B 






Conservation 








Secretary 


E 


1 


1 



Hours 



35 
20 

35 
35 

35 

35 
25 

25 



47 



Council on Aging Director 


H 


Custodian, Town Hall 


D 


Fire 




Fire Chief 


Contract 


Captain 


FS-11 


Private 


FS-9 


Senior Clerk 


D 


Harbor 




Harbormaster 


I 


Health, Board of 




Health Agent 


L 


Admin. Sec. 


F 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


Landfill Operator 


G 


Recycling Monitor 


B 


Recycling Monitor 


B 


Highway 




Working Foreman 


H 


Heavy Equipment Operator 


F 


Truck Driver/Utility Worker 


D 


Library 




Chief Librarian 


M 


Staff Librarian 


I 


Staff Librarian 


I 


Library Ass't 


G 


Senior Clerk 


D 


Custodian 


D 


Planning Board 




Secretary 


E 


Police 




Police Chief 


Contract 


Sergeant 


PS- 11 


Patrolman 


PS-9 


Senior Clerk 


D 


Recreation 




Director 


J 


Selectmen, Board of 




Executive Secretary 


Contract 


Admin. Secretary 


F 


Secy/Receptionist 


D 


Sewer 




Superintendent 


L 


Secretary 


E 


Utility Worker 


C 


Operator 


F 



4 
20 

1 



40 



42 
42 
20 

40 



40 
40 
40 
10 
9.5 

40 
40 
40 



22,23 
22 
35 
17 

20 



4 


37 1/2 


4 


37 1/2 


1 


20 



40 

35 

40 

15 

25-40 

40 



48 



Treasurer/Collector 






Ass't Town Treasurer 


E 




Assistant Collector 


F 




Accounting Clerk 


D 




Tree & Park 






Superintendent 


J 




Tree Climber 


F 




Skilled Utility Worker 


D 




Skilled Utility Worker — Cemetery D 




Water 






Superintendent 


N 




Water Supervisor 


K 




Plant Foreman 


H 




Water Plant Operator/Lab Dir. 


F 




Heavy Equip. Oper./Meter Repair 


G 




Secy./Acc't Clerk 


E 




Water Plant Operator 


E 




Water Service Operator 


E 


2 


Clerk 


B 




Wire 






Superintendent 


K 




Electrician/Inspector 


H 




Zoning Board of Appeals 






Secretary 


E 


1 


SCHEDULE NO. 2 (Part-Time Positions) 






ANNUAL 




Veterans' Agent 






Member, Board of Registrars 






Sealer of Weights and Measures 






Director of Civil Defense 






Shellfish Constable 






Dog Officer 


HOURLY 




North Cohasset Beechwood Cemeteries 




Assistant Harbormaster 






Night Patrol — Harbor 






Casual Labor 






1st Step 






2nd Step 






Max Step 






Skilled Casual Labor 






Election Officers 






Election Clerk 






Election Warden 







35 
35 
20 

40 
40 
40 
40 



40 
40 
40 
35 
40 
40 
20 

40 
40 



51,600. 

326. 

750. 

200. 

500. 
4,580. 

5.50 
6.50 
5.50 

5.50 
5.80 
6.10 
6.50 
5.00 
5.50 
6.00 



Summer Patrolman 6.50 

Matron Police 

1st Step 6.70 

2nd Step 7.10 

Max. Step 7.50 

Deputy Building Inspector/Zoning Officer Pay Group H-l 

Recreation Dept. Clerk 

1st Step 4.25 

2nd Step 4.75 

Max. Step 5.25 

Library Pages 

1st Step 4.25 

2nd Step 4.75 

Max. Step 5.25 

Recording Secretary /Board of Selectmen 7.50 

SCHEDULE NO. 3 (Part-Time Positions) 

Constable — per notice 1 5.00 

SCHEDULE NO. 4 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 

Police Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

SCHEDULE NO. 5 (Informational Only) 

ANNUAL 

Fire Department — (Per Collective Bargaining Agreement) 

EXEMPT POSITIONS (According to Fair Labor Standards Act) 

Building Inspector 

Council on Aging Director 

Health Agent 

Librarian, Chief 

Librarian, Staff 

Recreation Director 

Water Plant Superintendent 

Water Supervisor 

COST OF AMENDMENTS 

TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 

IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 

Department Personal Services % Increase 

3 Selectmen's Office 808.48 

4 Executive Secretary 983.91 
15 Election and Town Meetings 166.40 
25 Town Accountant 1 .35 1 . 1 9 
29 Assessors 764.33 
35 Treasurer-Collector's Office 854.80 
39 Town Clerk 397.25 



50 



63 
65 
101 
109 
111 
113 
121 
300 
403 
407 
487 
501 
531 
571 
601 
621 

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AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 4 by Raymond Kasperowicz. 

MOVED: That the main motion be amended to provide for a three (3%) percent salary 
increase so that the figure Thirty-Eight Thousand Sixty-Seven and 73/100 ($38,067.73) 
Dollars is substituted for the figure Twenty-Six Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Five and 
77/100 ($26,525.77) Dollars and the source of funding shall be Water Revenue, Nine 
Thousand Four Hundred and 16/100 ($9,400.16) Dollars and Surplus Revenue, Twenty 
Eight Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Seven and 57/ 1 00 ($28,667.57) Dollars and the schedule 
be amended as annexed hereto. 

SALARY & RATE SCHEDULES-FISCAL 1991 

SCHEDULE 1 

COMPENSATION PLAN 

TOWN OF COHASSET 

FISCAL 1991 

STEP RATES 



Planning Board 


213.20 


Town Hall 


436.60 


Police-Clerical 


202.44 


Tree and Park 


1.609.37 


Harbor 


509.76 


Building Inspector's Office 


932.82 


Wire Department 


1.383.20 


Highway 


1.862.46 


Landfill 


689.04 


Sewer 


171.60 


Conservation 


277.20 


Board of Health 


1,285.60 


Council on Aging 


477.75 


Cemeteries 


436.80 


Library 


3.228.08 


Recreation 


686.40 




19.728.68 


Water (From Water Revenue) 


6,797.09 


Grand Total 


26,525.77 



B 



irade 


Min. 


1st 


2nd 


3rd 


4th 


5th 


6th 


Hourly 


6.29 


6.65 


7.03 


7.41 


7.78 


8.17 


8.55 


35 Hrs. 


220.15 


232.75 


246.05 


259.35 


272.30 


285.95 


299.25 


40 Hrs. 


251.60 


266.00 


281.20 


296.40 


311.20 


326.80 


342.00 


Hourly 


6.78 


7.18 


7.60 


8.00 


8.42 


8.80 


9.22 


35 Hrs. 


237.30 


251.30 


266.00 


280.00 


294.70 


308.00 


322.70 


40 Hrs. 


271.20 


287.20 


304.00 


320.00 


336.80 


352.00 


368.80 



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D 



H 



K 



M 



N 



O 



Hourly 


7.32 


7.77 


8.20 


8.63 


9.06 


9.51 


9.97 


35 Hrs. 


256.20 


271.95 


287.00 


302.05 


317.10 


332.85 


348.95 


40 Hrs. 


292.80 


310.80 


328.00 


345.20 


362.40 


380.40 


398.80 


Hourly 


7.92 


8.38 


8.87 


9.33 


9.81 


10.29 


10.77 


35 Hrs. 


277.20 


293.30 


310.45 


326.55 


343.35 


360.15 


376.95 


40 Hrs. 


316.80 


335.20 


354.80 


373.20 


392.40 


411.60 


430.80 


Hourly 


8.55 


9.05 


9.58 


10.07 


10.59 


11.11 


11.63 


35 Hrs. 


299.25 


316.75 


335.30 


352.45 


370.65 


388.85 


407.05 


40 Hrs. 


342.00 


362.00 


383,20 


402.80 


423.60 


444.40 


465.20 


Hourly 


9.23 


9.76 


10.33 


10.87 


11.40 


11.99 


12.55 


35 Hrs. 


323.05 


341.60 


361.55 


380.45 


399.00 


419.65 


439.25 


40 Hrs. 


369.20 


390.40 


413.20 


434.80 


456.00 


479.60 


502.00 


Hourly 


9.96 


10.56 


11.14 


11.75 


12.35 


12.95 


13.53 


35 Hrs. 


348.60 


369.60 


389.90 


411.25 


432.25 


453.25 


473.55 


40 Hrs. 


398.40 


422.40 


445.60 


470.00 


494.00 


518.00 


541.20 


Hourly 


10.75 


11.39 


12.04 


12.70 


13.35 


13.98 


14.63 


35 Hrs. 


376.25 


398.65 


421.40 


444.50 


467.25 


489.30 


512.05 


40 Hrs. 


430.00 


455.60 


481.60 


508.00 


534.00 


559.20 


585.20 


Hourly 


11.61 


12.31 


13.00 


13.71 


14.40 


15.10 


15.80 


35 Hrs. 


406.35 


430.85 


455.00 


479.85 


504.00 


528.50 


553.00 


40 Hrs. 


464.40 


492.40 


520.00 


548.40 


576.00 


604.00 


632.00 


Hourly 


12.54 


13.29 


14.03 


14.78 


15.53 


16.32 


17.08 


35 Hrs. 


438.90 


465.15 


491.05 


517.30 


543.55 


571.20 


597.80 


40 Hrs. 


501.60 


531.60 


561.20 


591.20 


621.20 


652.80 


683.20 


Hourly 


13.54 


14.36 


15.16 


16.00 


16.79 


17.61 


18.43 


35 Hrs. 


473.90 


502.60 


530.60 


560.00 


587.65 


616.35 


645.05 


40 Hrs. 


541.60 


574.40 


606.40 


640.00 


671.60 


704.40 


737.20 


Hourly 


14.64 


15.52 


16.40 


17.28 


18.17 


19.04 


19.90 


35 Hrs. 


512.40 


543.20 


574.00 


604.80 


635.95 


666.40 


696.50 


40 Hrs. 


585.60 


620.80 


656.00 


691.20 


726.80 


761.60 


796.00 


Hourly 


15.80 


16.76 


17.69 


18.64 


19.60 


20.56 


21.51 


35 Hrs. 


553.00 


586.60 


619.15 


652.40 


686.00 


719.60 


752.85 


40 Hrs. 


632.00 


670.40 


707.60 


745.60 


784.00 


822.40 


860.40 


Hourly 


17.06 


18.08 


19.11 


20.14 


21.15 


22.19 


23.22 


35 Hrs. 


597.10 


632.80 


668.85 


704.90 


740.25 


776.65 


812.70 


40 Hrs. 


682.40 


723.20 


764.40 


805.60 


846.00 


887.60 


928.80 


Hourly 


18.43 


19.54 


20.64 


21.76 


22.88 


23.98 


25.08 


35 Hrs. 


645.05 


683.90 


722.40 


761.60 


800.80 


839.30 


877.60 


40 Hrs. 


737.20 


781.60 


825.60 


870.40 


915.20 


959.20 


1,003.20 



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COST OF AMENDMENTS TO PERSONNEL COMMITTEE BY-LAW 




IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4 




Department 


Personal Services 


% Increase 


3 


Selectmen's Office 


1,232.24 


4 


Executive Secretary 


1,475.87 


15 


Election and Town Meetings 


242.80 


25 


Town Accountant 


2,018.35 


29 


Assessors 


1,164.66 


35 


Treasurer-Collector's Office 


1,291.60 


39 


Town Clerk 


579.25 


63 


Planning Board 


312.00 


65 


Town Hall 


644.60 


101 


Police-Clerical 


306.44 


109 


Tree and Park 


2,423.03 


111 


Harbor 


780.16 


113 


Building Inspector's Office 


1,411.14 


121 


Wire Department 


1,695.60 


300 


Highway 


2,828.68 


403 


Landfill 


1,231.92 


407 


Sewer 


249.60 


487 


Conservation 


407.20 


501 


Board of Health 


1,140.00 


531 


Council on Aging 


718.90 


571 


Cemeteries 


644.80 


601 


Library 


4,828.73 


621 


Recreation 


1,040.00 
28,667.57 


1 


Water (From Water Revenue) 


9,400.16 


Grand Total 




$38,067.73 



Amendment to Article 4. by Frank C.J. Hamilton. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 4 be amended to provide for a 5% cost 
of living increase in salaries and that the sum of $62,125.13 be appropriated to meet such 
increase in salaries and amendment to Personnel Classification Bylaws schedule and to meet 
such appropriation the sum of $ 1 3,685.67 be transferred from Water Department revenue and 
the sum of $48,439.46 be raised by taxation and/or appropriation from surplus revenue and 
the schedule is amended as annexed hereto. 

Amendment to Article 4 as offered by Frank C.J. Hamilton. A voice vote was called 
for. Seven people questioned the Moderator and a hand count was taken. 

VOTED: Yes 108; No 122. Amendment was defeated. 

Amendment to Article 4 as offered by Raymond Kasperowicz. 

VOTED: by a voice vote. 

VOTED: Main motion as amended is adopted by a voice vote. 



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Resolution by Rocco Laugelle 
Member of the Board of Selectmen 

WHEREAS, Burtram J. Pratt served for three years on the Board of Selectmen, two 
years as their chairman; 

WHEREAS, during the last forty years he has served the town in several other 
government and civic positions most notably as chairman of the Town's Bi-Centennial 
Commission; 

WHEREAS, he has authored a definitive history of the Town and served on its 
Historical Commission for years; 

WHEREAS, his dedication to his community, his unselfish efforts and commitment 
of time to his responsibilities as Selectman, and his abiding interest in the history of the 
community contributed greatly to his performance in the office of Selectman; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the citizens of Cohasset in Town 
Meeting assembled on the 23rd day of April, 1990, record their deep appreciation for the 
services rendered by Burtram J. Pratt, and further that it is the expressed wish of the citizens 
here assembled that he enjoy good health, happiness, and great success in all his future 
endeavors. 

VOTED: unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 5. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations of the Selectmen 
with respect to the salaries of Elected Town Officials and to see if the Town will vote to accept 
the recommendations by recommending and adopting or amending and adopting the 
Schedule heretofore accepted and adopted and to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
necessary to pay for the increases in the salaries of the Treasurer/Collector, the Town Clerk, 
and Highway Surveyor for the ensuing fiscal year. 

ARTICLE 5 MOVED: That the report and recommendation of the Board of Select- 
men be and hereby is accepted and the following Salary Schedule for Elected Town Officials 
be, and hereby is, adjusted, accepted and substituted for the schedule heretofore adjusted and 
that the sum of Three Thousand Four Hundred Thirteen and no/ 1 00 ($3,4 1 3.00) Dollars be, 
and hereby is appropriated from Surplus Revenue to pay for the increase of salaries of the 
Town Clerk, Treasurer/Collector and Highway Surveyor as set forth in the substitute 
schedule for the ensuing fiscal year, and this amount is to be credited to the Salary 
Appropriation Accounts effected in accordance with the following schedule. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 
(for information only not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 

Job Title Fiscal 1991 

Town Clerk $31,825.00 

Clerk, Board of Registrars 329.00 

Treasurer-Collector 33,589.00 

Highway Surveyor 33,589.00 

Moderator 1 .00 
Board of Selectmen 

Chairman 1,500.00 



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Members (4) at $1,000.00 
Board of Assessors 



4,000.00 



Chairman 


1,300.00 


Members (2) at $1,200.00 


2,400.00 




$108,533.00 


SCHEDULE 2 




COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL 




RATES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 




Department Elected Officials-Personal Services 




35 Treasurer-Collector Salary 


659.00 


39 Town Clerk 


2,095.00 


300 Highway Surveyor 


659.00 



$3,413.00 



ARTICLE 5 

Amendment by Raymond Kasperowicz. 

MOVED: that the main motion under Article 5 be amended to provide for a three (3%) 

percent salary increase so that the figure Four Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Eight and no/ 

1 00 ($4,368.00) Dollars is substituted for the figure Three Thousand Four Hundred Thirteen 

and no/100 ($3,413.00) Dollars and the schedule is amended as annexed hereto. 

SALARY SCHEDULE ELECTED OFFICIALS 

(for information only not subject to compensation plan) 

Annual Rates 



Job Title 




Fiscal 1991 


Town Clerk 




$32,122.00 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 




329.00 


Treasurer-Col lector 




33,918.00 


Highway Surveyor 




33,918.00 


Moderator 




1.00 


Board of Selectmen 






Chairman 




1,500.00 


Members (4) at $1,000.00 




4,000.00 


Board of Assessors 






Chairman 




1,300.00 


Members (2) at $1,200.00 


SCHEDULE 2 


2,400.00 
$109,488.00 


COSTS OF INCREASE IN ANNUAL 




RATES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS 




Department 


Elected Officials-Personal Services 




35 Treasurer-Collector Salary 


988.00 


39 Town Clerk 


2,392.00 


300 Highway Surveyor 


988.00 



$,4,368.00 



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Amendment to Article 5 as offered by Raymond Kasperowicz. 

VOTED: Amendment adopted by a voice vote. 

Main motion as amended. 

VOTED: Main motion as amended is adopted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds the sum of Two Thousand and no/100 ($2,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of 
insect control during the ensuing fiscal year. 

MOVED: That the Town appropriate from Surplus Revenue the sum of Two Thousand 
and no/100 ($2,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of insect control during the ensuing fiscal 
year. 

VOTED: unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty Thousand and no/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars to 
be used to paint the exterior of the old Town Hall and do related exterior repairs; the sum so 
raised and appropriated or transferred to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. Indefinite post- 
ponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

It was moved by Glenn A. Pratt that Article 38 be advanced for consideration at this 
time. 

Motion was REJECTED by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty Thousand no/ 100 ($20,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of constructing an expansion of the Beechwood Cemetery; the sum so raised and 
appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars be transferred 
from the sale of cemetery lots account for the purpose of constructing an expansion of the 
Beechwood Cemetery. 

VOTED: unanimously by voice vote. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money to purchase the real property improved by the 
Eastern Edison Maintenance Garage and related structures located on North Main Street, 
which property is shown as Parcel 22 on Assessors' Map 14, a copy of a portion of which is 
on file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed, "Plan Article 18". 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Three Thousand and no/100 ($3,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of reconstructing the intersection of King and Beechwood Streets; the sum so raised 
and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand and no/100 ($3,000.00) Dollars be 
appropriated from Surplus Revenue for the purpose of reconstructing the intersection of King 
and Beechwood Streets. 

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VOTED: unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to accept a Collective Bargaining 
Agreement made by and between the Town of Cohasset and the Cohasset Permanent 
Firefighters, Local 2804, and to see what sum of money the Town will raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds to effectuate the agreement. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the payment of unpaid bills itemized below and 
relating to prior fiscal years; 
Vendor Department Amount 

MOVED: That action under this Article is indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously be a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow a sum of money for the purpose of making certain renovations and 
improvements to the Cohasset Police/Fire Station, for purchasing furnishings and equipment 
for the Police/Fire Station, and for the payment of costs in connection with engineering design 
plans and specifications; the sums so raised and appropriated, transferred or borrowed to be 
expended under the direction of the Board of Selectmen; to see if the Town will vote to 
authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow such 
money or a portion thereof and to issue notes therefor. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Hundred Ninety-Six Thousand and no/100 
($396,000.00) Dollars be appropriated for the purpose of making certain renovations and 
improvements to the Cohasset Police/Fire Station, for purchasing furnishings and equipment 
for the Police/Fire Station, and for the payment of costs in connection with engineering design 
plans and specifications; and to meet the appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to borrow the sum of Three Hundred Ninety-One 
Thousand and no/ 100 ($391,000.00) Dollars pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 7, Subsection (3 A), and the sum of Five Thousand and no/100 
($5,000.00) Dollars, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Subsection (9). 

Amendment to Article 22 offered by William Lean, member of the Advisory Commit- 
tee. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 22 be amended to provide as follows: 
That the Treasurer with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow the 
sum of One Hundred Thousand and no/ 100 ($100,000.00) Dollars for the purpose of making 
renovations and improvements to the Cohasset Police/Fire Station. Such renovations to 
include: new roof, new sills (as required), new gutters and new female lavatory facilities. 

Amendment to Article 22. Hand count taken Yes 67; No 83. Amendment does not 
prevail. 

Main motion under Article 22-a 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes 102; No 
47. Motion is adopted. 

MOVED: That this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to Wednesday, April 25, 1 990 
at 7:30 p.m. at Cohasset High School Auditorium. 



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VOTED: unanimously by a voice vote at 1 1 :00 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY-APRIL 25, 1990 

Wednesday night-Checkers previously appointed and sworn in by the Town Clerk 
reported to work at 7:00 p.m. and tellers appointed by the Moderator reported at 7:30 p.m. 
The Moderator called the meeting to order at 8:02 p.m. A total of 147 checked in on 
Wednesday. 

Resolution by William Baird 
Chairman of the Board of Health 

WHEREAS Chairwoman Priscilla Tebbetts has faithfully served and completed her 
duties as an appointed official of the Disposal Area Study Committee; 

WHEREAS The job could not have been achieved without years of research, 
determination and dedication of the Committee under Mrs. Tebbetts' direction; and 

WHEREAS John Anson Whealler has rendered unswerving dedication to the Town 
of Cohasset as a member of the Disposal Area Study Committee and Chairman of the Transfer 
Station Building Committee; 

WHEREAS The completed construction of the Recycling Transfer Facility in a 
professional and timely fashion could not have been accomplished as successfully without 
his commitment and persistent resolve for coordination and cooperation between the 
engineer and contractor; 

WHEREAS Countless hours both day and night of Mr. Whealler' s time in negotiating, 
and overseeing the RTF design and construction have provided Cohasset with a structure 
which will serve our community for many years. 

BE IT RESOLVED That all elected and appointed officials and residents of Cohasset 
do hereby extend their sincere gratitude, appreciation and recognition for the expertise, 
conscientious and unselfish contribution of "Anson" and "Priscilla" who have provided the 
Town of Cohasset with a Recycling Transfer Facility of which we all can be proud. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

Resolution of David Chittam. 

Resolution Relative To the 

Proposed South Shore Regional 

School Construction Project 

WHEREAS, the South Shore Regional School District Committee has voted to 
authorize a $5,000.00 debt for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, adding to, 
equipping, remodeling and making extraordinary repairs to the Regional School in Hanover; 
and 

WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen must call a Special Town Meeting to be held prior 
to May 23, 1990, for the purpose of voting approval or disapproval of this District Committee 
action; and 

WHEREAS, the Selectmen, through their duly appointed District Representative, are 
of the opinion that this building expansion and repair project is in the best interests of 
vocational education for Cohasset residents; and 

WHEREAS, the cost to the Town of Cohasset would be $ 1 ,375 per year for ten years, 
or $.035 on the average tax bill; and 



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WHEREAS, the cost of calling a Special Town Meeting specifically for this purpose 
would be about $1,500. 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is recommended to this Town Meeting that the Selectmen 
be directed not to call a Special Town Meeting which would be the same as the casting of one 
vote of the seven favorable votes needed to give final approval to this project. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or transfer from 
available funds a sum of money to be added to the Stabilization Fund. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer from 
available funds the sum of Two Thousand and no/100 ($2,000.00) Dollars to be added to the 
Police Off-Duty Detail Account and the sum of One Thousand and no/100 ($1,000.00) 
Dollars to be added to the Fire Off-Duty Detail Account. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand and no/100 ($3,000.00) Dollars be 
appropriated from Surplus Revenue; the sum of Two Thousand and no/100 ($2,000.00) 
Dollars to be added to the Police Off-Duty Detail Account and the sum of One Thousand and 
no/100 ($ 1 ,000.00) Dollars to be added to the Fire Off-Duty Detail Account. 

VOTED: unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Ten Thousand and no/100 ($10,000.00) Dollars for the 
construction of sidewalks adjacent to a portion of Forest Avenue. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 12, Administration and 
Enforcement, of the Zoning Bylaw by deleting from Subsection 5.4. thereof, the words and 
numbers, "seventy-five (75) days" and substituting in their place the words and numbers, 
"one hundred (100) days" so that Subsection 5.4 of Section 12 will read as follows: 

" 1 2.5.4 The Board of Appeals shall not take final action on such application until it has 
received a report thereon from the Board of Health, the Planning Board, and the Conservation 
Commission or until such Boards have allowed thirty-five (35) days to elapse after receipt 
of such application without submission of a report. Failure of the Board to take final action 
within one hundred (100) days of filing of such application shall be deemed to be a granting 
of the variance and the Town Clerk shall so certify forthwith". 

MOVED: That Section 1 2, Administration and Enforcement, of the Zoning Bylaw be 
amended by deleting from Subsection 5.4. thereof, the words and numbers, "seventy-five 
(75) days" and substituting in their place the words and numbers, "one hundred (100) days" 
so that Subsection 5.4 of Section 12 will read as follows: 

"1 2.5.4 The Board of Appeals shall not take final action on such application until it has 
received a report thereon from the Board of Health, the Planning Board, and the Conservation 
Commission or until such Boards have allowed thirty-five (35) days to elapse after receipt 
of such application without submission of a report. Failure of the Board to take final action 
within one hundred ( 1 00) days of filing of such application shall be deemed to be a granting 
of the variance and the Town Clerk shall so certify forthwith". 
A 2/3 vote is required. 

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VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 12 Administration and 
Enforcement, of the Zoning Bylaw by deleting from Subsection 6.3 of Section 12 and 
substituting in its place the following: 

"12.6.3 A person applying for a site plan review shall file an application with the 
Planning Board, including copies of a site plan and a filing fee, as required by the Planning 
Board. The application and site plan shall include the elements on which the Planning Board 
is to make a finding and determination, as provided in this section and shall also include 
information as to the nature and extent of the proposed use of buildings, and such further 
information as the Planning Board shall reasonably require by rule or regulation. Not less than 
two (2) permanent survey monuments shall be located on the property in question and shown 
on the plan, unless waived by the Planning Board. In subsequent applications concerning the 
same subject matter, the Planning Board may waive the filing of plans and documents to the 
extent they duplicate those previously filed. Copies of the Rules and Regulations concerning 
the Site Plan Review shall be filed with the Town Clerk. 

MOVED: That Section 12 Administration and Enforcement, of the Zoning Bylaw be 
amended by deleting Subsection 6.3 of Section 1 2 and substituting in its place the following: 
"12.6.3 A person applying for a site plan review shall file an application with the 
Planning Board, including copies of a site plan and a filing fee, as required by the Planning 
Board. The application and site plan shall include the elements on which the Planning Board 
is to make a finding and determination, as provided in this section and shall also include 
information as to the nature and extent of the proposed use of buildings, and such further 
information as the Planning Board shall reasonably require by rules or regulations. Not less 
than two (2) permanent survey monuments shall be located on the property in question and 
shown on the plan, unless waived by the Planning Board. In subsequent applications 
concerning the same subject matter, the Planning Board may waive the filing of plans and 
documents to the extent they duplicate those previously filed. Copies of the Rules and 
Regulations concerning the Site Plan Review shall be filed with the Town Clerk. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4, Use Regulations, of 
the Zoning Bylaw by adding subsection 4.3 which shall provide as follows: 

"4.3.4.3 In addition to the requirement for a Special Permit, any trailer, or any non- 
operative or unregistered motor vehicle, regardless of its use, remaining in any District for 
more than thirty (30) days shall be subject to all provisions of this Bylaw, and all rules and 
regulations pertaining to buildings and structures in that District. 

MOVED: That Section 4, Use Regulations, of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by 
adding subsection 4.3 which shall provide as follows: 

"4.3.4.3 In addition to the requirement for a Special Permit, any trailer, or any non- 
operative or unregistered motor vehicle, regardless of its use, remaining in any District for 
more than thirty (30) days shall be subject to all provisions of this Bylaw, and all rules and 
regulations pertaining to buildings or structures in that District." 

A 2/3 vote is required. Hand count taken Yes 52; No 48. Motion is DEFEATED. 



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ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 12, ADMINISTRA- 
TION AND ENFORCEMENT, of the Zoning Bylaw by striking therefrom Subsection 
12.6.1 and substituting in its place the following Subsection 12.6.1: 

"12.6.1 No permit to build, construct, reconstruct, or expand any buildings or 

structures: 

(A) in any District where the building or structure is non-conforming by virtue 
of its use; or 

(B) in any Business or Light Industry District where such construction, recon- 
struction, or expansion shall exceed a total gross floor area of Two Hundred (200) 
square feet, 

shall be issued by the Building Inspector until he shall have received from the 
Planning Board a written statement of final approval of the Planning Board in 
accordance with the provisions of this Section or until seventy-five (75) days 
have elapsed after an application for such plan approval has been filed with the 
Planning Board. This Section shall not include signs attached to a building, or 
normal maintenance". 

MOVED: That Section 12, ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT, of the 
Zoning Bylaw be amended by striking therefrom Subsection 12.6.1 and substituting in its 
place the following Subsection 12.6.1: 

"12.6.1 No permit to build, construct, reconstruct, or expand any buildings or 

structures: 

(A) in any District where the building or structure is non-conforming by virtue 
of its use; or 

(B) in any Business or Light Industry District where such construction, recon- 
struction, or expansion shal 1 exceed a total gross floor area of Two Hundred (200) 
square feet, 

shall be issued by the Building Inspector until he shall have received from the Planning Board 
a written statement of final approval of the Planning Board in accordance with the provisions 
of this Section or until seventy-five (75) days have elapsed after an application for such plan 
approval has been filed with the Planning Board. This Section shall not include signs attached 
to a building, or normal maintenance". 

AMENDED ARTICLE 31 by Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 
Chairman of the Planning Board. 
MOVED: That the main motion under Article 3 1 be amended by adding to the end of 
subparagraph (A) thereof, the following words: "except where the construction, reconstruc- 
tion, or expansion would neither increase nor change the non-conforming use or where the 
non-conforming use would thereby be eliminated", so that section 12.6.1 would read as 
follows: 

"12.6.1 No permit to build, construct, reconstruct, or expand any buildings or 
structures: 

(A) in any District where the building or structure is non-conforming by virtue of 
its use except where the construction, reconstruction, or expansion would neither 
increase nor change the non-conforming use or where the non-conforming use 
would thereby be eliminated; or 



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(B) in any Business or Light Industry District where such construction, reconstruc- 
tion, or expansion shall exceed a total gross floor area of Two Hundred (200) 
square feet, 
shall be issued by the Building Inspector until he shall have received from the Planning 
Board a written statement of final approval of the Planning Board in accordance with the 
provisions of this Section or until seventy-five (75) days have elapsed after an application for 
such plan approval has been filed with the Planning Board. This Section shall not include 
signs attached to a building, or normal maintenance." 

Amendment offered by Alfred S. Moore, Jr. is adopted by a voice vote. 
A 2/3 vote is required. Main motion as amended is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4, Use Regulations, of 
the Zoning By-law by striking the first paragraph of that portion of the Table of Use 
Regulations under Subsection 4.2 entitled All Uses in its entirety and substituting the 
following paragraph: 



"4.2 AH Uses 

Temporary structures, 
including trailers, 
for storage of 
materials or 
equipment 



Residential 
R-A R-B R-C 



Non-Residential 

DB WB HB LI 



Official and 

Open Space 

District 



SP SP SP 



SP SP SP SP 



SP" 



MOVED: That Section 4, Use Regulations, of the Zoning Bylaw be amended by 
striking the first paragraph of that portion of the Table of Use Regulations under Subsection 
4.2 entitled All Uses in its entirety and substituting the following paragraph: 

Official and 
Open Space 
"4.2 All Uses Residential Non-Residential District 

R-A R-B R-C DB WB HB LI 



Temporary structures, 
including trailers, 
for storage of mater- 
equipment 



SP SP SP 



SP SP SP SP 



SP' 



Amended Article 32 by Alfred S. Moore, Jr. Chairman of the Planning Board. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 32 be amended by adding the words, 
"remaining for over thirty (30) days" following the word "trailers" and before the word "for", 
so that the narrative portion of Section 4.2 reads as follows: 
"All Uses 

Temporary structures, 
including trailers, 



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remaining for over 30 days, 
for storage of materials or 
equipment;" 

Amendment offered by David Hassan of 497 Beechwood Street. 



Non-Residential 

DB WB HB LI 



SP SP SP SP 



Residential 

R-A R-B R-C 

Distribution of 

Newspapers No No No 

Amendment to Article 32 as offered by David Hassan. 

Amendment is adopted. 

Amendment to Article 32 as offered by Alfred S. Moore, Jr. 

Amendment is adopted. 

Amendment offered by David Hassan of 497 Beechwood St 



Official and 

Open Space 

District 



No 



Residential 
R-A R-B R-C 



Non-Residential 

DB WB HB LI 

SP SP SP SP 



Official and 

Open Space 

District 



Light Distribution 

of Consumer Goods No No No SP SP SP SP No 

Amendment to Article 32 as offered by David Hassan. 

Amendment is rejected. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

Main motion as amended is rejected by a voice vote. 

MOVED by Ronald Goodwin to advance Article 34 for immediate consideration. 
Motion adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to take by eminent domain thirty-seven 
(37) acres of land abutting Lily Pond and more particularly described in Deeds from Aaron 
Rosenberg to Edward L. Britt, one recorded on October 11,1 984, in Norfolk County Registry 
of Deeds in Book 65 1 6, Page 495, and the other recorded on June 22, 1 989, in Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds in Book 8351, Page 228, the land more particularly shown on the 
subdivision plans entitled "Lily Pond Estates" consisting of 12 pages and recorded with 
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds as Plan 584 of 1989, in Plan Book 382, and further 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow the sum of One Million Nine Hundred One Thousand ($1,901,000.00) Dollars to 
effectuate such taking. 

MOVED: That the Town take by eminent domain thirty-two (32) acres of land 
abutting Lily Pond and more particularly described in Deeds from Aaron Rosenburg to 
Edward L. Britt, one recorded on October 1 1 , 1984, in Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in 
Book 6516, Page 495, and the other recorded on June 22, 1989, in Norfolk County Registry 
of Deeds in Book 835 1 , Page, 228, the land more particularly shown on the subdivision plans 
entitled "Lily Pond Estates" consisting of 12 pages and recorded with Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds as Plan 584 of 1989, in Plan Book 382; and further that the Treasurer with 



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the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow pursuant to Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 44, section 7 the sum of One Million Nine Hundred One Thousand 
($1,901,000.00) Dollars to effectuate such taking, the principal and interest of which loan 
shall be paid from water revenue. 
A 2/3 vote is required. 
Hand count was taken — Yes 97; No 25. 
Motion is adopted. 
ARTICLE 33. 

To see if the Town will vote to amend its Schedule of Water Rates by approving and 
adopting the rate schedule. 

MOVED: That the main motion be amended to provide for an increase in water rates 
so that the schedule will read as follows: 
Rate #1 (Metered, Residential) 

$18.00 per quarter plus $2.30 per hundred cubic feet used. 
Rate #2 (Metered, Non Residential) 

Size of Meter Charge per quarter +Charge per 100 cu. ft. 

$2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 
2.50 



5/8 


21.00 


3/4 


27.00 


1 


36.00 


1-1/2 


63.00 


2 


75.00 


3 


90.00 


Rate #3 (Metered, Seasonal) 




Annual Rate 




$132.00 




Rate #4 (Fire Service Standby) 




Size Main 




4" 




6" 




8" 





Charge per 100 cu. ft 

$2.30 

Annual Charge 

$285.00 
$315.00 
$325.00 
Amendment by Ronald Goodwin, Chairman of the Water Department. 

MOVED: That the Schedule of Water Rates be amended by approving and adopting 
the rate schedule set forth below: 
"Rate #1 (Metered, Residential) 

$18.00 per quarter plus $2.65 per hundred cubic feet used. 
Rate #2 (Metered, Non Residential) 

Size of Meter Charge per quarter +Charge per 100 cu. ft 

5/8 21.00 $2.90 

3/4 27.00 2.90 

1 36.00 2.90 
1-1/2 63.00 2.90 

2 75.00 2.90 

3 90.00 2.90 



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Rate #3 (Metered, Seasonal) 

Annual Rate Charge per 100 cu. ft 

$132.00 $2.65 

Rate #4 (Fire Service Standby) 
Size Main Annual Charge 

4" $285.00 

6" $315.00 

8" $325.00 

Amendment to Article 33. 

Amendment voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

Main motion as amended is voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED by Rocco Laugelle that this Annual Town Meeting be adjourned to 
Thursday, April 26, 1990 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cohasset High School Auditorium. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 10:45 p.m. 

THURSDAY EVENING — APRIL 26, 1990 

Thursday Evening — Checkers previously appointed and sworn in reported to work at 
7:00 p.m. and tellers reported at 7:30 p.m. The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:57 
p.m. A total of 1 3 1 voters checked in on Thursday. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the conveyance of a parcel of 
land to Henry Rattenbury, which land abuts land owned by Henry Rattenbury on Norfolk 
Road. The land to be conveyed consists of approximately 9,500 square feet, more or less, and 
is more particularly shown as the area outlined in red on a portion of Assessors' Map 38 on 
file with the office of the Town Clerk and endorsed "Map Article 37"; all survey, drafting, 
and recording costs to be paid by the Grantee. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Ten Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($10,000.00) 
Dollars for the purchase of a used utility van for the Water Department and authorize the 
trade-in of the 1978 Dodge utility van currently used by the Water Department. 

MOVED: That the sum of Ten Thousand Five Hundred and no/100 ($10,500.00) 
Dollars be appropriated from Water Department Revenue for the purchase of a used utility 
van for theWater Department and that the Water Department be authorized to trade in the 
1978 Dodge utility van currently used by the Water Department. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE II of the General 
Bylaws, TOWN MEETING by deleting subparagraph (c) of Section 1 and substituting the 
following subparagraph (c) if Section 1. 

MOVED: That ARTICLE II of the General By-Laws, TOWN MEETING be amended 
by deleting subparagraph (c) of Section 1 and substituting the following subparagraph (c) of 
Section I: 

"(c) The Selectmen shall insert any article in the warrant for an Annual Town Meeting 

upon written request by ten ( 1 0) or more registered voters of the Town. The names and 

addresses of the first the (10) registered voters requesting insertion of an article shall 



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be printed in the warrant immediately following such article. Such requests for 

insertion of an article in the warrant must be received by the Selectmen at least seventy- 
five (75) days before the specified time for the Annual Town Meeting." 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Four Hundred Thousand and no/ 100 ($400,000.00) 
dollars for the construction of phase I of the Pleasant Lane Cemetery. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

RESOLUTION BY RALPH KIDDER, 
2 CUSHING ROAD 

Resolved, that the Cemetery Committee continue in its efforts to find a suitable solution 
to fulfill Cohasset's needs for additional cemetery space, which efforts shall include without 
limitation, consideration of additional sites for the location of one or more new cemeteries. 

Resolution is defeated by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Four Hundred Thousand and no/ 100 ($400,000.00) 
Dollars for the construction of Phase I of the Pleasant Lane Cemetery. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or transfer the sum 
of Seventy-Five Thousand ($75,000;.00) Dollars for resurfacing with bituminous concrete 
certain streets in the Town, including any other work relating thereto. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 40 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty and no/ 100 
($16,850.00) Dollars to be used to purchase an all-purpose lawn maintenance vehicle with 
four-wheel drive for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Voted by a voice vote. Seven people questioned the decision of the Moderator. A hand 
count was taken Yes 57; No 41. Article is indefinitely postponed. 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Twenty-Eight Thousand and no/ 100 ($28,000.00) 
Dollars for the purchase of a new truck and body for the Wire Department and the transfer 
of certain equipment thereto and to authorize the sale or trade-in of the present Ford Truck: 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Fifteen Thousand and no/ 100 (15,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of repairing the septic system at the Joseph Osgood School. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Fifteen Thousand and no/ 100 ($15,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of repairing the septic system at the Joseph Osgood School. 



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A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Thirty Thousand and no/ 100 ($30,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of repairing the heating system at the Joseph Osgood School. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Thirty Thousand and no/100 ($30,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of repairing the heating system at the Joseph Osgood School. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Forty Thousand and no/ 100 ($40,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of renovating the bathroom facilities at the Joseph Osgood School. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Forty Thousand and no/ 100 ($40,000.00) Dollars for the 
purpose of renovating the bathroom facilities at the Joseph Osgood School. 

A 2/3 vote is required. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 45.To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Eight Thousand and no/ 1 00 ($8,000.00) Dollars for the 
purchase of compacting equipment for use at the Cedar Street Recycling Transfer Facility. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

MOVED: by Michael Sullivan, member of the Board of Health, to defer action on 
Article 46 until all other articles have been acted upon. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Three Thousand, Six Hundred Thirty and no/ 100 
($3,630.00) Dollars to pay civil administrative penalties to the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection in accordance with the terms of a proposed Consent Order by and 
between the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Town of 
Cohasset. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand, Six Hundred Thirty and no/ 100 
($3,630.00) Dollars be appropriated from Surplus Revenue to pay civil administrative 
penalties to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in accordance with 
the terms of a proposed Consent Order by and between the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection and the Town of Cohasset. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds, or borrow the sum of Seventy Thousand and no/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars 
for the purpose of purchasing and equipping a new class 1 ambulance and authorize the trade- 
in of the ambulance currently used by the Fire Department; the funds so raised and 
appropriated, transferred, or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

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ARTICLE 49.To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Eleven Thousand and no/ 100 ($11 ,000.00) Dollars for 
the purpose of refurbishing and equipping a unit of the Fire Department known as Forestry 
1, a 1982 Ford/Farrar four-wheel drive brush pumper; the funds so raised and appropriated, 
transferred, or borrowed to be expended under the direction of the Fire Chief. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989, 
relative to establishing July 1 as the date of assessment for new construction. 

MOVED: That the provisions of Section 40 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989 of the 
Massachusetts Legislature Regular Session be accepted permitting the taxation in the 
ensuing fiscal year of improvements to real property during the period January 2 to June 30 
as if such improvements had existed on the preceding January 1. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 494, of the Acts of 1989, 
which authorize the Assessors to grant partial exemptions to homeowners that provide 
housing to the elderly. 

MOVED: That action under this Article be idefinitely postponed. 

Indefinite postponement voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 52.To see if the Town will vote to accept Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause 17c- 1/2 authorizing a minimum real estate tax exemption in 
the amount of One Hundred Seventy-Five and no/100 ($175.00) Dollars to an eligible 
surviving spouse, a minor whose parent is deceased or a person over the age of seventy (70) 
provided that after excluding up to One Hundred Fifty Thousand and no/ 100 ($150,000.00) 
Dollars in assessed valuation and any unpaid mortgage, the total personal and real estate of 
the person seeking the exemption does not exceed Forty Thousand and no/ 100 ($40,000.00) 
Dollars. 

MOVED: That the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 5, 
Clause 17c- 1/2 be accepted which authorizes a minimum real estate tax exemption in the 
amount of One Hundred Seventy Five and no/ 1 00 ($ 1 75.00) Dollars to an eligible surviving 
spouse, a minor whose parent is deceased or a person over the age of seventy (70) provided 
that after excluding up to One Hundred Fifty Thousand and no/ 1 00 ($ 1 50,000.00) Dollars in 
assessed valuation and any unpaid mortgage, the total personal and real estate of the person 
seeking the exemption does not exceed Forty Thousand and no/100 ($40,000) Dollars. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 85 authorizing the establishment of a Handicapped 
Commission for the purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs for the handicapped 
in coordination with the office of Handicapped Affairs; and further to see if the Town will 
amend Article IV of the General By-Laws, APPOINTED TOWN OFFICERS, by adding 
thereto a new Section 17 which shall provide as follows: 

MOVED: That the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 85 
be accepted authorizing the establishment of a Handicapped Commission for the purpose of 
coordinating or carrying out programs for the handicapped in coordination with the Office 



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of Handicapped Affairs; and further that Article IV of the General By-Laws, APPOINTED 
TOWN OFFICERS, be amended by adding thereto a new Section 17 which shall provide 
as follows: 
"Section 17 Handicapped Commission 

(a) The Handicapped Commission shall consist of five (5) members, each appointed 
for a three (3) year term, with two members appointed in each of two (2) successive 
years and one (1) member appointed the following year; provided, however, with 
respect to the initial appointment the terms of two (2) initial appointees shall expire on 
( 1 ) year from the date of their appointment; the term of two (2) other initial appointees 
shall expire two (2) years from the date of their appointment and the term of the fifth 
appointee shall expire three (3) years from the date of his appointment, 
b) Appointments shall be made by the Board of Selectmen. 

(c) The Handicapped Commission shall coordinate and carry out programs designed 
to meet the problems of the handicapped in coordination with programs of the Office 
if Handicapped Affairs. 

(d) The Handicapped Commission shall research local problems of the handicapped 
and shall coordinate the activity of other local groups organized for similar purposes 
and may advertise, prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts, plans and 
pamphlets necessary for its work. 

(e) The Commission shall keep records of its meetings and activities and shall file an 
annual report to be printed in the Town's Annual Report. 

(f) A majority of the members of the Commission shall consist of handicapped persons 
and one such member may be a member of the immediate family of a handicapped 
person and one member of the Commission shall be either an elected or appointed 
official of the Town. 

(g) The Commission may receive gifts of property, both real and personal, in the name 
of the Town subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen, such gifts to be managed 
and controlled by the Commission for the purposes of this section." 

Amendment to Article 53. offered by David Chittim, South Shore Regional School District 
Representative. 

MOVED: That the main motion under Article 53 be amended by deleting paragraph 
(a) Section 17 and substituting the following: 

(a) The Handicapped Commission shall consist of seven (7) members each to serve for 
a three (3) year term; provided however, with respect to the initial appointee three (3) 
members shall be appointed to a one (1) year term, two (2) members shall be appointed to a 
two (2) year term and two (2) members be appointed for a three (3) year term. 

Amendment offered by David Chittim was voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

The main motion as amended was voted unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 54 

Name Address 

1. Elizabeth W. Warren 1 1 Sankey Road 

2. Mary F. Sullivan 180 Forest Ave 

3. John F. Pfaffmann 45 Sohier St. 



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4. 


Charlotte J. Pfaffmann 


5. 


Charles G. Fink 


6. 


Elizabeth J. Fink 


7. 


Jacqueline H. Moores 


8. 


Arlene Orr 


9. 


George W. Orr 


10. 


Douglas C. Orr 



45 Sohier St. 
17 Summer St. 
17 Summer St. 
60 Elm St. 
8 Sankey Rd. 
8 Sankey Rd. 
8 Sankey Rd. 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 12 of Article VII, SAFETY AND 
PUBLIC ORDER, of the General By-Laws by deleting sub-paragraph (f) and inserting the 
following: 

"(f) Any owner or keeper of a dog who shall permit such dog to be in any street or public 
place without either being effectively restrained by chain or leash under the direct and 
positive control of such owner, keeper, or other person or attended by a person exercising 
control, or who shall permit such dog to run upon property of another without express 
permission of the owner or occupant of such property, may be punished by a fine of twenty- 
five ($25.00) Dollars", 

or act on anything relating thereto. 

MOVED: That Section 12 of Article VII, SAFETY AND PUBLIC ORDER, of the 
General By-Laws be amended by deleting sub-paragraph (f) and inserting the following: 
"(f) No person shall keep a dog which, by biting, barking or any other activity disturbs 
the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or endangers the safety of any person. Any 
owner or keeper of a dog who shall permit such dog to be in any street or public place 
without either being effectively restrained by chain or leash under the direct and 
positive control of such owner, keeper, or other person or attended by a person 
exercising control, or who shall permit such dog to run upon property of another 
without express permission of the owner or occupant of such property may be punished 
by a fine as provided in this By-Law. 
VOTED: Adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 55 
To see if the Town will vote to amend ARTICLE III of the General By-Laws , 
ELECTED OFFICERS, by deleting Subsection (f) of Section 2 and substituting the 
following Subsection (f) of Section 2. 

ARTICLE 55 
MOVED: That ARTICLE III of the General By-Laws, ELECTED OFFICERS, be 
amended by deleting Subsection (f) of Section 2 and substituting the following Subsection 
(f) of Section 2: 

"(f) The Selection may appear, either personally or by Town Counsel or by Special 
Counsel duly employed by them, before any Court, committee of the Legislature, 
Commission, or other tribunal, to protect the interests of the Town, but they are not 
authorized hereby to commit the Town to any course of action. They shall have 
authority as agents to institute, prosecute, and defend suits and claims against or 
involving the interests of the Town, and may pay settlements not exceeding Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) from any appropriation or funds which may be legally 
available for the purpose, when, in their judgment and upon advice of counsel, such 
settlement is in the best interests of the Town." 

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VOTED: Adopted by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds or borrow the sum of Four Hundred Eighty Thousand and no/ 100 
($480,000.00) Dollars for the closure and capping of the Cedar Street Landfill as mandated 
by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 

MOVED: That the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
authorized to borrow the sum of Four Hundred Eighty Thousand and no/100 ($480,000.00) 
Dollars for the closure and capping of the Ceder Street Landfill as mandated by the 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. 
A 2/3 vote is required. 
VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

A motion was made by Rocco Laugelle, Vice-chairman of the Board of Selectmen, that 
the Annual Town Meeting be dissolved. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 9:57 p.m. 

ATTEST: 
A True Record 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



Town Clerk's Report 
Town Election April 14, 1990 

Polls opened at 8:00 AM 55% of Voters 

Closed at 6:00 PM Total Voted 2620 

The town election was held in the Town Hall on Saturday April 14, 1990. 

The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the Warden and Clerk. The boxes were 
found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. 
The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and 
Police Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 7:55 AM by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. The 
Moderator declared the polls opened at 8:00 AM. 

Domenic M. Baccari Dorothea Parmenter 

Maria R. Pape Kathleen Rhodes 

Margaret C. Hernan Mary A. Fiori 

Ruth F. Pratt Grace Tuckerman 

Anne E. Leonard Frederick Keod 

Janet W. Maclure Katherine Lincoln 

Constance S. Jones Ronald Goodwin 

Mary M. Goodwin Marion Douglas 

Geraldine E. Ainslie Pauline Litchfield 



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SELECTMEN FOR THREE YEARS 



MARTHA K. GJESTEBY 


1 


BURTRAM J. PRATT 


2 


JANE 0. GOEDECKE 


3 


BLANKS 




TOTAL 





PCT 1 



PCT 2 



TOTAL 



717 


668 


1385 


557 


660 


1217 


932 


762 


1694 


432 


512 


944 


638 


2602 


5240 



MODERATOR FOR THREE YEARS 



WILLIAM D. WEEKS 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 



1097 

222 

1319 



1032 


2129 


265 


491 


1301 


2620 



TOWN CLERK FOR THREE YEARS 



FRANCES L. MARKS 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 



1090 

229 

1319 



1061 


2151 


240 


469 


1301 


2620 



ASSESSOR FOR THREE YEARS 



JAMES W. LAGROTTERIA 12 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 



946 

373 

1319 



1001 


1947 


300 


673 


1301 


2620 



TREASURER/COLLECTOR FOR THREE YEARS 



ELIZABETH B. RIPLEY 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 



15 



1097 

222 

1319 



1048 


2145 


253 


475 


1301 


2620 



HIGHWAY SURVEYOR FOR THREE YEARS 



HAROLD W. LITCHFIELD 18 

BLANKS 

TOTAL 



1095 

224 

1319 



1100 


2195 


201 


425 


1301 


2620 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE FOR THREE YEARS 



NANCY I.. SANDELL 21 
BLANKS AND WRITE IN 1 
TOTAL 



1004 

315 

1319 



905 


1909 


396 


711 


301 


2620 



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PCT 1 PCT 2 TOTAL 
TRUSTEES OF PAUL PRATT 
MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOR THREE YEARS 

Sheila S. Evans 24 888 837 1725 

Doris R. McNulty 25 894 811 1705 

Sigrid A. Carey 26 446 546 992 

Lucille McLoughlin 27 691 592 1283 

Blanks 1038 1117 2155 

Total 3957 3903 7860 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THREE YEARS 

William Baird 30 698 601 1299 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 31 300 335 635 

Hugh Joseph Morgan 32 187 261 448 

Blanks 134 104 238 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

PLANNING BOARD FOR THREE YEARS 

John F. O'Toole 35 990 941 1931 

Blanks 329 360 689 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

WATER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS 

William J. Montouri 38 976 947 1923 

Blanks 343 354 697 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

SEWER COMMISSIONER FOR THREE YEARS 

Edward M. Guild 40 999 887 1886 

Blanks and 1 Write In 320 414 734 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

RECREATION COMMISSION FOR FIVE YEARS 

Stephen C. Endris 43 990 932 1922 

Blanks 329 369 698 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTH. FOR FIVE YEARS 

Stephen F. Wigmore 46 999 1004 2003 

Blanks 320 297 617 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

ADVISORY QUESTIONS 
QUESTION NO. 1: 

Do you oppose further cuts or withholding of local aid to the Town of Cohasset? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 50 869 842 1711 

No 51 338 355 693 

Blanks 112 104 216 

Total 1319 1301 2620 



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QUESTION NO. 2: 

Should the state share 40% of its revenue from growth taxes (income, state and 
corporate income) with towns and cities on a continuing and consistent basis to help support 
basic local service such as public safety, public health, and education? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 54 1067 1030 2097 

No 55 145 179 324 

Blanks 107 92 199 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

PROPOSITION 2 1/2 QUESTIONS 
LEVY OVERRIDE 
QUESTION NO. 1: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional One Hundred Twenty 
Thousand and no/1 00 ($120,000.00) Dollars in real estate and personal property taxes for the 
fiscal year beginning July 1, 1990, for the purpose of fully funding the Town Operating 
Budget? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 59 637 617 1254 

No 60 623 639 1262 

Blanks 59 45 104 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

CAPITAL OUTLAY EXCLUSIONS 
QUESTION NO. 2: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Sixteen Thousand Eight 
Hundred Fifty and no/1 00 ($ 1 6,850.00) Dollars in real estate and personal property taxes for 
the fiscal year beginning July 1 , 1990, for the purpose of purchasing and paying for an all- 
purpose lawn maintenance vehicle for the Tree, Park and Cemetery Department? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 65 400 391 791 

No 66 845 853 1698 

Blanks 74 57 131 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

QUESTION NO. 3: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional Seventy Thousand and 
no/ 100 ($70,000.00) Dollars in real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year 
beginning July 1, 1990, for the purpose of purchasing and paying for a new Class 1 
ambulance? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 70 583 610 1148 

No 71 713 650 1363 

Blanks 68 41 109 

Total 1319 1301 2620 



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DEBT EXCLUSION 
QUESTION NO. 4: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay for the bond issue to renovate, improve, and acquire furnishings and 
equipment for the Police/fire Station? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 78 513 556 1069 

No 79 712 667 1379 

Blanks 94 78 172 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

QUESTION NO. 5: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay for the bond issue for the closure and capping of the Cedar Street 
Landfill? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 83 608 577 1183 

No 84 602 642 1244 

Blanks 109 82 191 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

QUESTION NO. 6: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay for the bond issue for the repair of the septic system and heating 
system at the Osgood School and the renovation of bathroom facilities at the Osgood School? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 88 831 764 1595 

No 89 403 462 865 

Blanks 85 75 160 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

QUESTION NO. 7: 

Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to exempt from Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the 
amount required to pay for the bond issue for the construction and expansion of cemeteries? 

PCT 1 PCT 2 Total 

Yes 94 479 516 995 

No 95 740 713 1453 

Blanks 100 72 172 

Total 1319 1301 2620 

The polls closed at 6:00 PM. The Moderator declared the results at 7:25 PM. He then 
moved that the meeting be adjourned to the continuation of Town Meeting at the High 
School's Auditorium on April 23, 1990, at 7:30 PM. 
A True Record 
Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



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Town Clerk's Report 
STATE PRIMARY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 

Polls opened at 7:00 AM 57.03% voters 

Closed at 8:00 PM Total Voted 2822 

The State Primary was held on Tuesday, September 18, 1990 at the Town Hall 
Auditorium. 

The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the warden and clerk. The boxes were 
found empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. The 
top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and Police 
Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 6:35 a.m. by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. The 
Warden declared the polls open at 7:00 a.m. 



Domenic M. Baccari 




Dorothea Parmenter 




Maria R. Pape 




Kathleen Rhodes 




Margaret C. Hernan 




Ruth F. 


Pratt 




Grace R. Tuckerman 




Ann E. Leonard 




Katherine M. Lincoln 




Constance S. Jones 




Ronald Goodwin 




John McNabb 




Fred Koed 




Mary A 


Fiori 




Diane Gramarossa 




Jacqueline McGuire 




Marion L. Douglas 










DEMOCRATIC PARTY 










Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Senator In Congress (Vote for one) 








John F. Kerry 


3 


420 


432 


852 


Blanks 




275 


278 


553 


Total 




693 


710 


1405 


Governor (Vote for one) 










Francis X. Bellotti 


6 


213 


237 


450 


Evelyn F. Murphy 


7 


11 


12 


23 


John Silber 


8 


446 


427 


873 


Blanks 




22 


34 


59 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Lieutenance Governor (Vote for 


one) 








Marjorie O'Neill Clapprood 


11 


214 


210 


424 


William B. Golden 


12 


393 


411 


804 


Nicholas A. Paleologos 


13 


44 


49 


93 


Blanks 




44 


40 


84 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Attorney General (Vote for one) 










James M. Shannon 


16 


258 


285 


543 


L. Scott Harshbarger 


17 


372 


377 


749 


Blanks 




65 


48 


113 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 



76 



Secretary of State (Vote for one) 



Michael Joseph Connolly 


21 


399 


428 


827 


Blanks 




296 


282 


578 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Treasurer (Vote for one) 










William Francis Galvin 


24 


287 


287 


574 


George Keverain 


25 


182 


217 


399 


Dick Kraus 


26 


128 


118 


246 


Blanks 




98 


88 


186 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Auditor (Vote for one) 










A. Joseph DeNucci 


29 


407 


437 


844 


Blanks 




288 


273 


561 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Representative in Congress (Vote for one) 








Gerry E. Studds 


32 


462 


510 


972 


Blanks 




233 


200 


433 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Councillor (Vote for one) 










Peter L. Eleey 


36 


379 


403 


782 


Blanks 




316 


307 


623 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Senator in General Court (Vote for one) 








Robert B. Ambler 


40 


126 


174 


300 


John P. Creed 


41 


79 


65 


144 


William J. Flynn, Jr. 


42 


124 


126 


250 


Brian J. McDonald 


43 


230 


220 


450 


Blanks 




136 


125 


261 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Representative in General Court (Vote for 


one) 






Blanks 


46 


695 


700 


1405 


Total 








1405 


District Attorney (Vote for one) 










William D. Delahunt 


53 


422 


452 


874 


Blanks 




273 


258 


531 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


Register of Probate (Vote for one) 








Thomas Patrick Hughes 


59 


397 


403 


800 


Blanks 




298 


307 


605 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 


County Treasurer (Vote for one) 








Daniel G. Raymondi 


65 


371 


393 


764 


Blanks 




324 


317 


641 


Total 




695 


710 


1405 



77 



County Commissioner (Vote for one) 



David C. Ahearn 70 


278 


309 


587 


Richard R. Staiti 71 


168 


171 


339 


Blanks 


249 


230 


479 


Total 


695 


710 


1405 


REPUBLICAN PARTY 








Pre. 1 


Pre. 2 


Total 


Senator in Congress (Vote for one) 








Daniel W. Daly 3 


382 


327 


709 


Jim Rappaport 4 


314 


227 


541 


Blanks 


81 


86 


167 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Governor (Vote for one) 








Steven D. Pierce 7 


198 


215 


413 


William F. Weld 8 


556 


402 


958 


Blanks 


23 


23 


46 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Lieutenant Governor (Vote for one) 








Argeo Paul Cellucci 1 1 


543 


420 


963 


Peter G. Torkildsen 1 2 


173 


164 


337 


Blanks 


61 


56 


117 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Attorney General (Vote for one) 








Guy A. Carbone 1 5 


260 


223 


483 


William C. Sawyer 16 


360 


288 


648 


Blanks 


157 


129 


286 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Secretary of State (Vote for one) 








Paul McCarthy 21 


575 


442 


1017 


Blanks 


202 


198 


400 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Treasurer (Vote for one) 








Joseph D. Malone 24 


636 


517 


1153 


Blanks 


141 


123 


264 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Auditor (Vote for one) 








Douglas J. Murray 27 


557 


435 


992 


Blanks 


230 


205 


425 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Representative in Congress (Vote for one) 








Jon L. Bryan 30 


582 


462 


1044 


Blanks 


195 


178 


373 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 



78 



Councillor (Vote for one) 








Write-in Stuart G. Hall 


3 




3 


Blanks 


774 


640 


1414 


Total 


777 




1417 


Senator in Court (Vote for one) 








Robert L. Hedlund 40 


77 


70 


147 


Donald A. Hussey 41 


89 


109 


198 


Christy Mihos 42 


550 


394 


944 


Blanks 


61 


67 


128 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


Representative in General Court (Vote for 


one) 






Mary Jeanette Murray 45 


653 


524 


1177 


Blanks 


124 


116 


240 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


District Attorney (Vote for one) 








51 








Blanks 


111 


640 


1417 


Register of Probate (Vote for one) 








54 








Blanks 


111 


640 


1417 


Total 








County Treasurer (Vote for one) 








Robert D. Hall, Jr. 59 


550 


430 


980 


Blanks 


227 


210 


437 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 


County Commissioner (Vote for one) 








Bruce D. Olsen 62 


545 


420 


965 


Blanks 


232 


220 


452 


Total 


111 


640 


1417 



The polls closed at 8:00 PM. The Warden declared the results at 9:45 PM. The Warden 
dissolved the State Primary Election at 10:00 PM. 
A True Record. 
Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 

Town Clerk of Cohasset 



Town Clerk Report of Recount 

The Board of Registrars scheduled a recount for Republican State Senate in the Norfolk 
and Plymouth district. This was held on September 29, 1990, Saturday at 9:00 a.m. 

The following election workers assisted in the recount. There was a total of thirteen ( 13) 
assigned workers. The gate keeper was Constance Jones, the ballot counters were Domenic 
Baccari and Marion Douglas. The tally and checkers were: 



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Prec. 1 


Prec. 2 


Total 


77 


72 


149 


89 


115 


204 


553 


400 


953 


58 


53 


111 
1,417 



Geraldine Ainslie Dorothea Parmenter 

Maria R. Pape Kathleen Rhodes 

Margaret Hernan Grace Tuckerman 

Ann Leonard Ruth Pratt 

Frederick Koed John McNabb 

The agent for Robert Hedlund was Stephen M. Zyhofsky of Lynn and Robert Hedlund 
of Weymouth and eight (8) observers. 

The counsel for Christy Mihos was Richard E. Mastrangelo of Boston and thirteen ( 1 3) 
observers. 

Richard Henderson, Town Counsel, represented the Town Clerk and the Registrars. 
Frances L. Marks is the Town Clerk and Clerk of the Board of Registrars, George L. Marlette, 
III, Chairman of the Board of Registrars and members Alice Daunt and Janet MacLure. 
Precinct 1 had 2 protested ballots. Precinct 2 had 8 protested ballots for a total of 10. 

Robert Hedlund 
Donald Hussey 
Christy Mihos 
Blanks 
Total 

All protested ballots were counted in the presence of the candidates counsel and town 
counsel and were sealed and returned to the vault with all State Primary and Recount material. 
The recount was completed at 1:00 p.m. 

A true Record: 

ATTEST: 

Frances L. Marks 

Town Clerk of Cohasset 



INDEX — SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 22, 1990 
ARTICLE # DESCRIPTION OF ARTICLE 

1. Transfer $64,000 from Surplus Revenue to reduce 1991 Fiscal Tax Levy, 
Adopted. 

2. Transfer $8,151.36 from Surplus Revenue to supplement the Norfolk County 
Retirement Budget. Adopted. 

3. Transfer $335.35 from Surplus Revenue to pay unpaid bills, Adopted. 

4. Appropriate $46,405 to pave Elm Street to be reimbursed from the Common- 
wealth. Adopted. 

5. Transfer $12,650 from Surplus Revenue to add to the short-term borrowing 
interest account for 1991 Fiscal Year, Adopted. 

6. Transfer $30,000 from Surplus Revenue to repair septic system at Deer Hill 
School. Adopted. 

7. Transfer $ 1 7,097 from Surplus Revenue to to pay sick leave benefits to a retiring 
Police Officer. Adopted. 



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8. Transfer $3,809.52 from Surplus Revenue to to add to the COA salaries for the 
Outreach Worker. Adopted. 

9. Amend Personnel Classification Schedule for Clerk of Water Department. Not 
Adopted. 

10. Borrow $13,929 for Field Investigation Associated with closure of Cedar Street 
Landfill. Adopted. 

11. Amend Personnel Classification Schedule for Landfill Supervisor, Not 
Adopted. 

12. Transfer $5,000 to re-purchase grave lots from current owners. Adopted. 

13. Borrow $9,000 to remove asbestos from Police/Fire Station. Postponed. 

14. Authorize the Board of Assessors to Taxes, fees, and interest on a gift of land. 
Postponed. 

TOWN CLERK'S REPORT — SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
OCTOBER 22, 1990 

At the Special Town Meeting held at the Cohasset High School Auditorium at 7 :30 p.m. 
The following articles were contained in the warrant and acted upon as recorded. 

Checkers previously appointed for entrance by the Selectmen were sworn in by the 
Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks, at 7:00 p.m. were Kathleen M. Rhodes, Constance S. Jones, 
Marion L. Douglas and Jacquelyn R. McGuire. 

Tellers appointed by Moderator, William D. Weeks at 7:30 p.m. were Grace R. 
Tuckerman, Louise Flint, Raymond Buckley, and Maria R. Pape. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m. and a quorum of one hundred 
( 1 00) was present at that time. The Town Clerk proceeded to read the call of the meeting. Total 
registered voters checked in on the voting lists totaled 165 voters. 

Resolution by Martha Gjesteby, 
Vice Chairman Board of Selectmen 

WHEREAS, Mr. Robert S. Pape, known to all as Bobby has served his Town on the 
Advisory Board as a Registrar of Voters, and as a Town Meeting Teller over a span of 22 years 
and 

WHEREAS, Bobby Pape has been serving the Town and its citizens for a lifetime as 
friend, neighbor, helper, businessman and just plain good citizen 

NOW therefore BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 

The Town in this Town Meeting assembled express its gratitude to Bobby Pape for his 
interest in the welfare of the Town, We commend him for his many, but little publicized, 
charities and for the competent work to which his many customers can attest. To the man who 
is never happier than when he is in his truck or in his tractor. To the man of the big bark and 
the big heart, Cohasset says — "THANK YOU! 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will transfer from available funds the sum of Sixty- 
Four Thousand and no/ 1 00 ($64,000) Dollars in order to reduce the 1 99 1 Fiscal Year tax levy. 

MOVED: That the Budget adopted under Article 3 of the warrant for the 1 990 Annual 
Town Meeting be amended to increase the amount to be transferred from surplus revenue 



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from Ninety-Eight Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-One and no/100 ($98,551.00) Dollars to 
One Hundred Sixty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-One and no/100 ($162,551.00) 
Dollars to be used for the purpose of reducing the 1991 Fiscal Year tax levy. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-One and 36/ 1 00 ($8, 1 5 1 .36) 
Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to supplement the Norfolk County Retirement 
Budget Account for the 1991 Fiscal Year. 

MOVED: That the sum of Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty-One and 36/100 
($8,151 .36) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to supplement the Norfolk County 
Retirement Budget Account for the 1991 Fiscal Year. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Three Hundred Thirty-Five and 35/100 ($335.35) Dollars for the 
purpose of paying the unpaid bills itemized below and relating to prior fiscal years: 



Vendor 

Hubert P. C. Vanderlugt 

Hubert P. C. Vanderlugt 
John S. Dean 
John S. Dean 
Warner & Stackpole 



Department Amount Fis.Yr. 

Historic Dist $85 1986 

Commission 

Historic Dist 85 1988 

Commission 

Cultural Exc 49.59 1988 

Commission 

Cultural Exc 40.53 1989 

Commission 

Legal Ser 75.23 1990 

MOVED: That sum of Three Hundred Thirty-Five and 35/100 ($335.35) Dollars be 
transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of paying the unpaid bills itemized below 
and relating to prior fiscal years: 



Vendor 

Hubert P. C. Vanderlugt 

Hubert P. C. Vanderlugt 
John S. Dean 
John S. Dean 
Warner & Stackpole 



Department Amount Fis.Yr. 

Historic Dist $85.00 1986 

Commission 

Historic Dist 

Commission 

Cultural Exc 

Commission 

Cultural Exc 

Commission 

Legal Services 
A 9/10 Vote is required. A hand count was taken 
adopted. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Forty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Five and no/ 1 00 ($46,405.00) 
Dollars for the purpose of paving Elm Street; the amount so raised and appropriated, 
transferred or borrowed to be reimbursed to the Town of Cohasset by the Commonwealth of 



Amount 

$85.00 

85.00 
49.59 
40.53 

75.23 



1988 



1988 



1989 



1990 



Yes 129; No — 9. Motion is 



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Massachusetts as authorized by Chapter 15 of the Acts of 1988 under the provisions of 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 34(2)(A), 

MOVED: That the sum of Forty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Five and no/ 100 
($46,405.00) Dollars be appropriated from funds to be reimbursed to the Town of Cohasset 
by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as authorized by Chapter 15 of Acts of 1988 under 
the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 34(2)(A) for the purpose 
of paving Elm Street. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the town will raise and appropriate, or transfer from available 
funds, the sum of Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Fifty and 00/100 ($12,650.00) Dollars to 
be added to the short-term borrowing interest account for the 1991 Fiscal Year. 

MOVED: That the sum of Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Fifty and 00/100 
($12,650.00) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to be added to the short-term 
borrowing interest account for the 1991 Fiscal Year. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Forty-Five Thousand and no/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars for the 
repair of the septic system at the Deer Hill School. 

MOVED: That the sum of Thirty Thousand and 00/100 ($30,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from surplus revenue for the purpose of repairing the septic system at the Deer 
Hill School. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Seventeen Thousand Ninety-Seven and no/ 100 ($17,097.00) 
Dollars to be added to the Police Salaries Account for the 1991 Fiscal Year, and to be used 
for purpose of paying sick leave benefits of a retiring Police Officer. 

MOVED: That the sum of Seventeen Thousand Ninety-Seven and no/100 
($17,097.00) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to be added to the Police Salaries 
Account for the 1991 Fiscal Year, and to be used for purpose of paying sick leave benefits 
of a retiring police officer. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Three Thousand Eight Hundred Nine and 52/100 ($3,809.52) 
Dollars to be added to the Council on Aging Salaries Budget for the 1991 Fiscal Year and to 
be used for the purpose of funding the OUTREACH worker position from January 1, 1991, 
to June 30, 1991. 

MOVED: That the sum of Three Thousand Eight Hundred Nine and 52/100 
($3,809.52) Dollars be transferred from surplus revenue to be added to the Council on Aging 
Salaries Budget for the 1991 Fiscal year, to be used for the purpose of funding the 
OUTREACH worker position from January 1, 1991, to June 30, 1991. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel Classification Bylaw 
Schedule as adopted under article 5 of the Warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meeting by 
increasing the hours of the position of Clerk of the Water Department and by elevating the 



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position of Clerk of the Water Department from Pay Group B to Pay Group D so that the 

Schedule as amended will read as follows: 

Water Department, 

Position Pay Group Pos Auth Sched Hours 

Clerk D 1 1 25 

MOVED: That the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule as adopted under Article 
4 of the warrant for the 1990 Annual Town Meeting be amended by increasing the hours of 
the position of Clerk of the Water Department from Pay Group B to Pay Group D so that the 
Schedule as amended will read as follows: 
Water Department, 

Position Pay Group Pos Auth Sched Hours 

Clerk D 1 1 25 

MOTION IS NOT ADOPTED 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-Nine and no/ 100 
($ 1 3,929.00) Dollars for the purpose of field investigation and engineering costs associated 
with closure of the Cedar Street Landfill, as required by the Consent Order between the Town 
and the Department of Environmental Protection. 

MOVED: That the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
borrow the sum of Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-Nine and no/ 1 00 ($ 1 3,929.00) 
Dollars for the purpose of paying field investigation and engineering costs associated with 
closure of the Cedar Street Landfill, as required by the Administrative Consent Order 
between the Town and the Department of Environmental Protection. 

A 2/3 vote is required. Motion is adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Personnel Classification 
Bylaw Schedule as amended under Article 5 of the Warrant for the 1990 Town Meeting by 
changing the position of Landfill Supervisor, Pay Group G to Recycling Transfer Facility 
Manager, Pay Group I, effective July 1, 1990. 

MOVED: That the Personnel Classification Bylaw Schedule as amended under 
Article 4 of the Warrant for the 1990 Town Meeting be amended by changing the position 
of Landfill Supervisor, Pay Group G to Recycling Transfer Facility Manager, Pay Group I, 
effective July 1, 1990. 

MOTION IS DEFEATED. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of Five Thousand and 
no/ 100 ($5,000.00) Dollars from the "Sale of Lots" Account to be used to re-purchase grave 
lots from their current owner(s), the sum so transferred to be expended under the direction 
of the Cemetery Commissioners. 

MOVED:That the sum of Five Thousand and no/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars be trans- 
ferred from the "Sale of Lots" Account to be used to re-purchase grave lots from their current 
owner(s), the sum so transferred to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Selectmen. 

MOTION IS ADOPTED. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate, transfer from available 
funds or borrow the sum of Nine Thousand and no/ 100 ($9,000.00) Dollars to be used to 
remove asbestos from the Police/Fire Station. 

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MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Assessors to abate taxes, 
outstanding fees, and interest on a gift of land accepted by the Town of Cohasset and with 
respect to land taken by eminent domain at the 1990 Annual Town Meeting. 
MOVED: That action under this Article be indefinitely postponed. 
MOTION IS INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. 

MOVED by Rocco Laugelle, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, that this Meeting 
be dissolved. 

VOTED unanimously by a voice vote at 9:30 p.m. 

A True Record: 
ATTEST: 
Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk of Cohasset 



Town Clerk's Report 
STATE ELECTION, NOVEMBER 6, 1990 

Polls opened at 7:00 PM 8 1 .4% of Voters 

Closed at 8:00 PM Total Voted 4115 

The State Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1990 at the Town Hall 
Auditorium. 

The ballot boxes were opened and inspected by the Warden and Clerk. The boxes were 
found to be empty and the numbers on the registers were zero. The side doors were locked. 
The top door was opened for ballots to be deposited. The keys were given to the Warden and 
Police Officer. 

The Elected Officers were sworn in at 6:35 AM by Town Clerk, Frances L. Marks. The 
Warden declared the polls open at 7:00 AM. 
Domenic M. Baccari 
Mary A. Fiori 
Kathleen Rhodes 
John K. McNabb, Jr. 
Constance S. Jones 
Dorothea Parmenter 
Marion Douglas 
Anne E. Leonard 
Betty Lou Pearce 

PRE. 1 
SENATOR IN CONGRESS (Vote for one) 

John F.Kerry 971 

Jim Rappaport 1007 

Blanks 119 

Total 2097 

GOVERNOR & LIEUT. GOVERNOR (Vote for one) 

Silber & Clapprood 771 818 1589 

Weld & Cellucci 1238 1095 2333 



Maria R. Pape 
Ruth F. Pratt 
Grace R. Tuckerman 
Katherine M. Lincoln 
Margaret C. Hernan 
Jeanne M. McAuliffe 
Ronald Goodwin 
Jacquelyn R. McGuire 

PRE. 2 

1016 

878 

124 
2018 



Total 

1987 

1885 

243 

4115 



85 



Umina & De Berry 


34 


32 


All Others 


4 




Blanks 


50 


73 


Total 


2097 


2018 


ATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for one) 




L. Scott Harshbarger 


1055 


1038 


William C. Sawyer 


938 


868 


All Others 


1 




Blanks 


103 


112 


Total 


2097 


2018 


SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote for 


one) 




Michael Joseph Connolly 


660 


715 


Paul McCarthy 


999 


901 


Barbara F. Ahearn 


280 


245 


Blanks 


158 


157 


Total 


2097 


2018 


TREASURER (Vote for one) 






William Francis Galvin 


393 


470 


Joseph D. Malone 


1521 


1377 


C. David Nash 


82 


81 


Blanks 


101 


90 


Total 


2097 


2018 


AUDITOR (Vote for one) 






A. Joseph DeNucci 


823 


829 


Douglas J. Murray 


979 


890 


Steven K. Sherman 


108 


114 


Blanks 


187 


185 


Total 


2097 


2018 


REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (Vote for one) 




Gerry E. Studds 


1014 


1045 


Jon L. Bryan 


1024 


909 


Blanks 


59 


64 


Total 


2097 


2018 


COUNCILLOR (Vote for one) 






Peter L. Eleey 


1128 


1165 


Blanks 


969 


853 


Total 


2097 


2018 


SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (Vote for one) 




Robert B. Ambler 


606 


655 


Robert L. Hedlund 


1298 


1162 


All Others 


3 




Blanks 


190 


201 


Total 


2097 


2018 



66 

4 

1233 

4115 

2093 

1806 

1 

215 

4115 

1375 

1900 

525 

315 

4115 

863 

2898 

163 

191 

4115 

1652 
1869 

222 

372 

4115 

2059 

1933 

123 

4115 

2293 
1822 
4115 

1261 

2460 

3 

391 

4115 



86 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (Vote for one) 



Mary Jeannette Murray 


1749 


1655 


Blanks 


348 


363 


Total 


2097 


2018 


DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Vote for 


one) 




William D. Delahunt 


1299 


1294 


Blanks 


798 


724 


Total 


2097 


2018 


REGISTER OF PROBATE (Vote for one) 




Thomas Patrick Hughes 


1191 


1218 


Blanks 


906 


800 


Total 


2097 


2018 


COUNTY TREASURER (Vote for 


one) 




Daniel G. Raymondi 


532 


638 


Robert D. Hall, Jr. 


1243 


1115 


Blanks 


322 


265 


Total 


2097 


2018 


COUNTY COMMISSIONER (Vote for one) 




David C. Ahearn 


527 


651 


Bruce D. Olsen 


1216 


1072 


Blanks 


354 


293 


Total 


2097 


2018 


QUESTION 1 






Yes 


1682 


1520 


No 


314 


384 


Blanks 


191 


114 


Total 


2097 


2018 


QUESTION 2 






Yes 


895 


916 


No 


1121 


1015 


Blanks 


81 


87 


Total 


2097 


2018 


QUESTION 3 






Yes 


967 


917 


No 


1075 


1040 


Blanks 


55 


61 


Total 


2097 


2018 


QUESTION 4 






Yes 


1009 


920 


No 


933 


915 


Blanks 


155 


173 


Total 


2097 


2018 



3404 

711 

4115 

2593 
1522 
4115 

2409 
1706 
4115 

1170 

2358 

587 

4115 

1178 

2288 

649 

4115 

3202 
698 
215 

4115 

1811 

2136 

168 

4115 

1884 

2115 

116 

4115 

1929 

1848 

338 

4115 



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QUESTION 5 

Yes 1171 1181 2352 

No 777 683 1460 

Blanks 149 154 303 

Total 2097 2018 4115 

QUESTION 6 

Yes 1017 1015 2032 

No 921 846 1767 

Blanks 159 57 316 

Total 2097 2018 4115 

The polls were closed at 8:00 PM. The Warden declared the results at 10: 15 PM. The 

Warden dissolved the State Election at 10:30 PM. 

A True Record 

Attest: 

Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 



VITAL STATISTICS 

Record of births, marriages, and deaths recorded in the Town of Cohasset in 1990. 

BIRTHS 
The number of births recorded were seventy one (71), of the seventy one in the year 
1990, all of the parents were residents of Cohasset. There were thirty three (33) males and 
thirty eight (38) females. 

MARRIAGES 
The total number of marriages for 1990 was fifty two (52), thirty were solemnized in 
Cohasset during the current year. 

DEATHS 
The total number of deaths was fifty (50) including residents of Cohasset who died 
elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk 
MARRIAGES FOR THE YEAR 1990 
January 13 at Cohasset, Scott F. O' Grady of Cohasset, and Laura A. Dunphy of Cohasset, 
married by Jack Roche, Priest. 

January 25 at Cohasset, John K. Tullors, Jr. of Hull, and Drusilla A. Yannizzi of Hull, married 
by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice Of The Peace. 

February 9 at Cohasset, Paul M. Cummings of Cohasset, and Lori A. Stover of Cohasset, 
married by Stephen S. J. Hall, Clergyman. 

February 14 at Boston, Leonard P. Kupsc of Boston, and Lisa A. Antell of Medford, married 
by Vivian T. Burns, Justice Of The Peace. 

March 24 at Cohasset, Richard G. Littlehale of Pembroke, and Ann E. Suomala of Pembroke, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 



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April 21 at Scituate, Scott T.Arnold of Cohasset, and Christine M. Gorman of Scituate, 
married by James M. Gibbons, Priest. 

April 21 at Scituate, Dewayne W. Taylor of Cohasset, and Cathianne Casey of Cohasset, 
married by Alan C. Copithorne, Clergyman. 

April 22 at Cohasset, Thomas E. Coburn, III of Framingham and Jeannine M. Pompeo of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

May 1 1 at Hingham, Richard A. Green of Cohasset, and Joanne E. Bramblett of Cohasset, 
married by Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice Of The Peace. 

May 1 2 at Cohasset, Steven A. Croteau of Cohasset, and Kristine K. Yudis of Cohasset, 
married by Stephen S.J. Hall, Clergyman. 

May 19 at Barnstable, Richard V. Piasecki of Cohasset, and Alison A. Smith of Cohasset, 
married by Edward C. Duffy, Priest. 

May 26 at Cohasset, Edward J. Fitzpatrick of Holbrook, and Jean E. Mahoney of Canton, 
married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice Of The Peace. 

June 16 at Hingham, Stephen G. Riley of Wilmington, and Charlene M. Hart of Cohasset, 
married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice Of The Peace. 

June 16 at Cohasset, Richard B. Jones of Hull, and Lisa C. Stinson of Cohasset, married by 
E. Clifford Cutler, Clergyman. 

June 22 at Cohasset, Brian J. McGrory of Rochester, and Lori A. Stobart of Cohasset, Married 
by John J. Kelly, Priest. 

June 30 at Cohasset, John W. Quilty, Jr. of Monmouth Jet., New Jersey, and Ilene Beth 
Herman of Monmouth Jet., New Jersey, married by Cathy L. Felix, Rabbi. 
July 14 at Cohasset, Joseph M. Thompson of Cohasset, and Tamsin F. Bemis of Cohasset, 
married by John M. Gallop, Priest. 

July 21 at Cohasset, Gregory R. Sharpe of Colchester, VT., and Karen T. Hobbs of 
Colchester, Vt., married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

July 22 at Cohasset, Richard E. Jeffcote of Cohasset, and Karen E. Anderson of Cohasset, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

August 1 7 at Hingham, Ralph E. Berry, HI of Cohasset, and Melinda Mincolla of Cohasset, 
married by Ned H. Martin, Clergyman. 

August 18 at Gloucester, Anthony M. D'Angelo of Cohasset, and Cheryl A. Flaherty of 
Cohasset, married by Paul E. Curran, Priest. 

August 23 at Cohasset, Aaron B. Berger of Cohasset, and Victoria E. Anderson, married by 
Ernest Gardner Jones, Justice Of The Peace. 

August 25 at Cohasset, Michael P. Brown of Cohasset, and Elizabeth A. Carlin of Manches- 
ter, NH, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

August 26 at Cohasset, Robert S. Jalewsky of Quincy, and Kimberly J. Ferreira of Cohasset, 
married by Stephen S.J. Hall, Clergyman. 

September 2 at Cohasset, Jeffrey H. Hardwick of Kent, WA, and Sarah E. Cook of Kent, WA, 
married by E. Clifford Cutler, Clergyman. 

September 2 at Cohasset, Brian R. Driscoll of Cohasset, and Joyce M. Pofs of Cohasset, 
married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

September 2 at Barnstable, Earl D. Axelson of Cohasset, and Corey E. Gallella of Cohasset, 
married by James F. Fitzpatrick, Priest. 



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September 8 at Scituate, Alphonse A. Riccio of Hull, and Linda G. Conte, of Cohasset, 

married by Marian F. Brown, Justice of the Peace. 

September 8 at Scituate, Scott D. Hooper, of Abington and Kristen S. Booker of Abington, 

married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice Of The Peace. 

September 8 at Cohasset, Joseph C. Spalt of Cohasset, and Kimberly S. Zaslow of Cohasset, 

married by Edward L. Melton, Priest. 

September 1 5 at Cohasset, David L. Hubbard of Piano, TX, and Susan E. Yake of Piano, TX, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

September 1 7 at Hull, Daniel P. Lehrer of Alexandira, VA, and Jody H. Levine of Alexandria, 

VA, married by Stephen A. Karol, Rabbi. 

September 22 at Boston, Kevin E. Dooley of Hyde Park, and Lisa A. Foreman of Dorchester, 

married by Vincent M. Burns, Priest. 

September 22 at Cohasset, Wade A. Foote of Fort Drum, NY, and Carla Lucas of Cohasset, 

married by David Glen Epperson, Priest. 

September 22 at Cohasset, Daniel J. Fellows of Hyannis, and Susan M. Brown of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

September 23 at Marshfield, John F. Sturman, III of Cohasset, and Evelyn E. Robbins of 

Marshfield, married by David Wilson, Clergyman. 

September 23 at Cohasset, Paul G. Tarpey of Cohasset, and Lorraine A. Carroll of Cohasset, 

married by John P. McDonough, Priest. 

September 25 at Nantucket, Timothy J. Moran of Barrington, RI, and Ronnie Sullivan of 

Weymouth, married by William J. Freed, Justice Of The Peace. 

September 29 at Cohasset, Daniel J. Walsh of Westwood, and Lynn M. Ingemi of Westwood, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

October 5 at Scituate, Christopher K. Lowman of Cohasset, and Kimberly A. Parker of 

Cohasset, married by Alan C. Copithorne, Clergyman. 

October 6 at Cohasset, Michael B. Jones of Brockton, and Kimberly B. Col vin of Brockton, 

married by Gary A. Ritts, UCC Minister. 

October 13 at Cohasset, John W. Tebbetts of Rego Park, NY and Anita Elias of Rego Park, 

NY, married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

October 31 at Hingham, Thomas J. Gundal of Cohasset, and Karen A. Burt of Cohasset, 

married by James B. Lampke, Justice Of The Peace. 

November 10 at Cohasset, Matthew M. Plumber of Scituate, and Brianna L. Souza of 

Scituate, married by Sandra J. McConn, Minister Of The Gospel. 

November 10 at Cohasset, Robert E. Victor of Portsmouth, RI, and Barbara H. Mullett of 

Portsmouth, RI, married by E. Clifford Cutler, Priest. 

November 1 1 at Hingham, George A. Cordeiro of Cohasset, and Jolene L. Lessard of 

Cohasset, married by Diane C. Sullivan, Justice Of The Peace. 

November 1 1 at Milton, Frank J. Bridgeman of Hingham, and Janice C. DeLuca of Milton, 

married by Nicholas C. Cirrone, Jr. Ph.D, Priest 

November 17 at Cohasset, Glenn A. Davis of Cohasset, and Amy L. Barrow of Cohasset, 

married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 

November 25 at Cohasset, Donald E. Enos of Cohasset, and Lynn T. Ross of Cohasset, 

married by Lillian T. Beckett, Justice Of The Peace. 



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December 2 at Cohasset, David C. Hill of Cohasset, and Brenda A. Bastile of Cohasset, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

December 8 at Hull, Stephen Goodyear of Hull, and Kathryn A. Jacobs of Cohasset, married 

by Robert J. Butler, Priest. 

December 8 at Cohasset, Andrew S. Daniels of Scituate, and Robin R. Patrick of Scituate, 

married by Edward T. Atkinson, Minister. 

MARRIAGES NOT PREVIOUSLY RECORDED - 1989 
December 2 at Cohasset, Gregory F. Arnold of Cohasset, and Constance G. White of 
Cohasset, married by John J. Keohane, Priest. 



BIRTHS FOR 
DATE NAME OF CHILD 
JANUARY 

3 Stephanie Christine Beltz 
5 Richard Kakas Quebec 

1 8 Louis Christopher Constantine 

2 1 Zoe Elizabeth Ann Walker 
29 Christopher Michael Morgan 

FEBRUARY 

3 Marc Raphael D' Antonio 
3 Bridget Elizabeth Hardiman 
7 Alexander Aaron Price 

7 Emily Grace Runey 

1 1 Chloe Angelica Koines 

12 Kayla Nicole Byrnes 

16 Samantha Jean Healy 

17 Peter Koenig Ernst 
17 Edward James Kahl 

26 Hannah Pettingill Brown 
28 Cameron Rose Cunningham 

MARCH 

1 Charles Shedley Wasson 
3 Meghan Beth Anderson 

8 Christopher Nicholas Kuppens 
16 Alyssa Erin McCarthy 

19 Katherine Ann Judge 

20 Jonathan Edward Drybanski 
20 Clifford John Musto 

22 Alexandra Dove Lesniewski Laas 

22 David Stephen Philbrook Snowdale 

23 Grace Tetley Steele 

27 Mateo Ault Abbruzzese 



THE YEAR 1990 

PARENTS (MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME) 

Daniel J. & Christine Beltz (Nuttall) 
Richard & Sallyann Quebec (Kakas) 
Ralph J. & Susan Constantine (Esposito) 
Kurt A. & Nancy J. Walker (Moody) 
Robert C. & Donna Morgan (Meers) 

Raphael & Maria D'Antonio (Puno) 
Sean O. & Martha M. Hardiman (Rouleau) 
John T. & Wendy L. Price (Franks) 
James P. & Carol B. Runey (Dittrick) 
Alexander Koines & Pamela (Hill) 
Gregory & Kimberly Byrnes (Wright) 
Robert E. & Patricia Healy (Hevey) 
Robert C. & Mary Ernst (Miller) 
Michael F. & Renee Kahl (Menuet) 
Christopher A. & Susan Brown (Baute) 
Robert & Susan Cunningham (Brown) 

Paul J. & Christine Wasson (Sheetz) 
Thomas & Kathleen Anderson (Donahue) 
Michael & Cynthia Kuppens (Sapirg) 
David P. & Lynn McCarthy (Cooper) 
Michael & Kimberly Judge (Coggins) 
Antoni & Julia Drybanski (Perry) 
Paul C. & Anne M. Musto (Fougere) 
Marek & Elizabeth Lesniewski Laas 
(Trechsel) 

Alan & Linda Snowdale (Herzog) 
Mathew & Marjorie Steele (Felton) 
Christopher & Katherine Abbruzzese (Ault) 



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APRIL 

4 Israel Peter Sanchez 

7 Dominique Catherine Lauria 

23 Carolyn Taylor Ingraham 

24 Hilary Robare Manchester 
24 Emily Kaitlin Kertzman 

27 Thomas Richard LeMaire, Jr. 
MAY 

7 Chloe Rose Kittle 

8 Jennifer Marie Silvia 
1 7 Nathan Riley Porter 
22 Devon Taylor Bell 

22 Juliette Mae Karp 

23 MacKenzie Lee Durkin 

30 Lindsey MacHaughton Thomson 
JUNE 

1 5 Daniel Todd Peipenbrink 
JULY 

3 Justin Michael Connors 

3 Ryan Patrick Connors 

3 Meagan Taylor Coakley 

4 Joseph Robert Dillon 

8 Abigail Kalei Bushnell 

1 6 Claire Butler McCarthy 
20 Wesley Allison Ulmer 

AUGUST 

3 Caroline Barbara McElhinny 

8 Michael Ryan McArdle 

1 1 Axel Frederik Bertil Malgerud 

1 1 Gina Marie Masciarelli 
14 John Paul Emanuello 

3 1 Conor James Murphy 
SEPTEMBER 

9 Adam Wade Berger 

1 2 Sara Maria Meehan 

14 Allison Theresa Steffens 

17 Theresa Helen Calorio 
20 Glenn Samuel Friedman 

OCTOBER 

1 Ryan William Daly 

2 Thomas Joseph Mills 

3 Samantha Patrice Snow 

3 Ross Francis Collins- Wooley 

1 1 Jonathan William Wade 



Israel M. & Janet Sanchez (O'Donnell) 
Jeffrey & Catherine Lauria (Driscoll) 
Paul & Lynn Ingraham (Toussaint) 
Douglas & Judith Manchester (Robare) 
Harvey & Wendy Kertzman (Barrigar) 
Thomas & Leslie LeMaire (Elier) 

Christopher & Anne Kittle (Penman) 
Jack P. & Ann B. Silvia (Barunas) 
James M. & Sarah B. Porter (Borstel) 
Mark Bell & Lynn Sheridan 
Michael & Rowena Karp (Clay) 
John T. & Shelanne Durkin (Sladen) 
Adam & Elliot Thomson (Buck) 

Robert & Jennifer Peipenbrink (Egan) 

Brian Connors & Patricia Missett 
Brian Connors & Patricia Missett 
Richard S. & Lina M. Coakley (DeRosa) 
Kevin P. & Lisa M. Dillon (McDonough) 
George Bushnell & Mary Sheridan 
George & Katherine McCarthy (Davis) 
Kevin M. & Allison Ulmer (Freeman) 

Ward C. & Janice McElhinny (Kirby) 
Brian & Kim McArdle (Delaney) 
Per M. & Lena Malgerud (Gruen) 
Arturo & Carol Masciarelli (Sanviti) 
Paul & Lillian Emanuello (Aamodt) 
Michael & Christine Murphy (Dionne) 

Aaron B. & Victoria Berger (Anderson) 
Leo J. & Sara Meehan (Godwin) 
Walter & Madeline Steffens (Moose) 
Thomas F. & Marie E. Calorio (Toomey) 
Mark L. & Mary C. Friedman (Gabriel) 

Steven & Sharon Daly (McCann) 
Tomas X. & Ann M. Mills (Watts) 
Kenneth W. & Mary L. Snow (Laugelle) 
Lon & Kathryn Collins-Wooley (Collins) 
Roger W. & Andrea L. Wade (Cox) 



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17 Nora Kathryn Mooney 

1 8 Samantha JoAnne Lehr 
26 Mia Rose Cianciarulo 

NOVEMBER 

3 Marissa Grace Tangherlini 
9 Krystin Eleanore Fiori 

28 Joshua Michael Cahill 
DECEMBER 

29 Matthew Robert Wasel 

BIRTHS NOT 
DATE NAME OF CHILD 

NOVEMBER 

30 Joshua Michael Aikens 
DECEMBER 

7 Brian Christopher Raftery 

3 1 Christopher Andrew Rose 



Charles P. & Janis L. Mooney (Gordon) 

Philip & JoAnne Lehr (Wido) 

Domenic & Paula-Jon Cianciarulo (Killjlea) 

Robert & Kathy Tangherlini (Figueiredo) 
Paul & Karen Fiori (Swanson) 
William & Patricia Cahill (Oddi) 

William & Jane Wasel (Louis) 
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 

PARENTS MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME 
1988 

Wayne E. & Nancy Aikens (Cone) 

Kevin C. & Laura A. Raftery (Bilbo) 
Alexander & Ann M. Rose (Mack) 



DEATHS FOR THE YEAR 1990 



DATE 

IAMT1ADV 


NAME 


JAINUAKl 

1 


Jessie Stuart Wilson 


2 


Frank Massa 


7 


Mary C. Cataldo 


12 


Mary Leona McNulty 


27 


Rachel Esposito 


FEBRUARY 




1 


Gertrude Dorothy Swift 


3 


Mabel Martha Nott 


4 


Beatrice M. Steele 


5 


Henry J. Andrews 


9 


Mae T. Curran 


10 


Mary O. Ferreira 


12 


Edward Collins Bursk 


15 


Louis George Watson 


22 


Lois Baer Smith 


MARCH 




9 


John Joseph Wilson 


21 


Anna Louise Gordon 


APRIL — NO DEATHS 


MAY 




11 


George Walter Severance, Sr. 


16 


Ellen C. Jason 



AGE 

100 
83 
93 
65 
86 

80 
93 
95 
66 
87 
85 
82 
77 
60 

83 
93 



51 
80 



93 



31 


Dorothy Mae Fleischer 


31 


Mary Treanor 


JUNE 




6 


Alice Catherine Broderick 


10 


John A. Lanata, Jr. 


15 


Victor J. Horacek 


21 


Kathryn Whiton McKenzie 


24 


Robert L. Kern 


25 


Earle Watson Higgins 


JULY 




3 


John Keith Barlow, MD 


AUGUST 




4 


Winfield M. Sides, Jr. 


6 


Agnes Mae Bardsley 


6 


Naomi Christiana Emerson 


15 


Raymond McCall Chase 


24 


Edward E. Tower 


26 


Mildred E. Brady 


27 


Bridget Mary Fogarty 


28 


Jean Dobbins 


SEPTEMBER 




16 


Anna Palacios 


21 


Elinor H. Cavanaugh 


OCTOBER 




2 


Clifton F. Sargent 


3 


Catherine Jane Rowbotham 


5 


Anna B. Flaherty 


7 


George Wallace Orr 


8 


Ruth E. Ottina 


11 


Mary C. DeRocha 


23 


John F. Elliott 


26 


Dorothy Richards 


30 


Catherine C. Herbert 


NOVEMBER 




4 


Charles Llewellyn Smith, Jr 


24 


Janina Bacajewski 


17 


Anne S. Clarke 


DECEMBER 




10 


Angeline Gemma Morelli 


16 


Stephe P. Kent 


23 


Veronica Bakish 


26 


Marguerite E. Russell 



77 
88 

90 
19 
87 
89 
62 
61 

34 

57 
86 
84 
60 

77 
78 
84 
77 

85 
82 

71 
88 
70 
74 
84 
75 
67 
88 
97 

62 

72 
33 

87 
63 
95 
80 



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DEATHS NOT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 
1989 
DECEMBER 

9 John F. Sadler 70 

12 Esther S. Bates 94 



Report of the Board of Registrars 

In February George Marlette was reappointed by the Selectmen for another term. Mr. 
Marlette was also nominated Chairman of the Board by the registrars. Due to his illness, on 
July 26, 1990 we received, with regret, the resignation of Robert S. Pape as a registrar. His 
continued willingness to serve in this capacity has been greatly appreciated over the years. 
He will be missed by everyone. 

The Republican Town Committee and Board of Selectmen appointed Jane MacLure 
to serve the balance of Mr. Pape's term which expires on February 1991. 

TOWN MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS 
Annual & Special Town Meeting April 7, 1990 

Town Election April 14, 1990 

Continuation of Town Meeting April 23, 1990 

Continuation of Town Meeting April 25, 1990 

Continuation of Town Meeting April 26, 1990 

State Primary Sept. 18, 1990 

Recount Sept. 29, 1990 

Special Town Meeting October 22, 1990 

State Election Nov. 6, 1990 

The Annual Listing of Persons Seventeen Years of Age and Older as per General Law 
Chapter 5 1 , Section 4 was conducted by mail. Any resident not contacted during the months 
of January and February should inform the Town Clerk's Office. 

Continuous Registration of Voters, Chapter 5 1 , Section 33 General Laws - Any person 
shall be registered during regular business hours and special hours designated, except during 
such time that registration is not permitted by law. 

To register to vote, a person must be eighteen years oi age or older ar u born in the 
United States or be a naturalized citizen. There is no reside cy requirement. 

REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE TOWN 
Democrats 1022 

Republican 1 1 06 TOTAL REGISTERED 

Unenrolled 29 1 3 VOTERS IS 5041 

Respectfully submitted, 
George L. Marlette, III CHM 
Frances L. Marks, Clerk 
Alice G. Daunt 
Janet W. MacLure 



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Election Officers For the Year 1990 

The following persons were appointed Election Workers for the year 1 990 by the Board 
of Selectmen. Their names were taken from the Cohasset Democratic and Republican Town 
Committee's List. 



Domenic M. Baccarri 


R 


Carol G. Beggan 


R 


Maria R. Pape 


R 


Margaret M. Stoughton 


R 


Grace R. Tucherman 


R 


Ruth F. Pratt 


R 


Dorothea Parmenter 


R 


Katherine M. Lincoln 


R 


Betty Lou Pearce 


R 


Janet W. MacLure 


R 


Willa D. Berents 


R 


Rosette N. Greco 


R 


Judith P. Volungis 


R 


John H. Mullett 


R 


Margaret C. Chapin 


R 


Lot E. Bates, Jr. 


R 


Margaret C. Hernan 


I 


Kathleen E. Rhodes 


I 



Mary A Fiori 


D 


Dorothea Bjorkgren 


D 


Charlotte Leland 


D 


Patricia A. Walsh 


D 


Kirk S. Giffen 


D 


Marjorie B. Giffen 


D 


Fred Koed 


D 


Lisa Koed 


D 


Ronald Goodwin 


D 


Mary M. Goodwin 


D 


Donna P. French 


D 


Jeanne M. McAuliffe 


D 


Andrea L. Davis 


D 


Marek L. Davis 


D 


Elizabeth T. Laas 


D 


Margaret R. Charles 


D 


Patricia Laugelle 


D 


John K. McNabb, Jr. 


D 



1990 Prospective Juror List 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234A, Section 15, the Prospective 
Jury List is available in the Town Clerk's Office with names of those residents who may be 
summoned for Juror Service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Frances L. Marks 
Town Clerk of Cohasset 

Town Archivist 

1990 marks the first full year of operation of the Town's new controlled environment 
Public Records vaults at Town Hall. During the year, additional permanent Public Records 
were placed in the vaults. There has been a continuing project to protect permanent records 
and to legally dispose of certain unneeded short-term temporary records in accordance with 
procedures established by the Public Records Department of the Massachusetts State 
Archives, and with participation of appropriate Town Offices. Additionally, as part of the 
archive project, specific areas of the old Town Hall building needing to have material 
organized and reduced in bulk have been cleared up with the cooperation of the appropriate 
offices. Steps have been taken to gather and organize town maps and plans, many of which 
have archival and historical significance. An inventory of all historical and modern Town 



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permanent record books in the vaults is planned for the near future. The Archivist would like 
i to note that Massachusetts laws require that all permanent Public Records be protected in 
fireproof and controlled environment vaults. May I urge that all municipal offices and 
committees arrange to have their permanent records placed within the new vaults as statutes 
require. The Archivist would like to thank the Offices of Selectmen, Town Clerk, Treasurer- 
Collector, Assessors, Recreation Department, and the Historical Commission for partici- 
pation and assistance in the continuing project to store and organize the Town's Public 
Records in conformance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
David H. Wadsworth, Town Archivist. 

Bylaw Committee 

The Committee's responsibility is to review new Articles and/or provisions pertaining 
to the Town Bylaws. The purpose of the review is to maintain the existing form, to ensure 
clarity, and to prevent contradictions or errors in substance. 

As often as requested, the Bylaw Committee has met and conferred with those 
preparing material for presentation. 

In order to fulfill the objectives for which the Bylaw Committee was created with 
efficiency and a minimum of expense and duplication of effort, it is essential that all proposed 
changes in Town Bylaw provisions be presented to the Bylaw Committee, in addition to 
Town Counsel, within the time prescribed for review prior to inclusion in the Warrant. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Cornelia L. O'Malley, Chairman 
Mary E. Gainor, Secretary 
W. Roger Nast 

Frances L. Marks, Town Clerk (ex officio) 
Richard A. Henderson, Town Counsel (ex officio) 



Cable Television Council 

The Cable Television Council is appointed by the Selectmen and meets periodically to 
assure that Continental Cablevision complies with the requirements of its contract with the 
Town. We also encourage community members to make full use of "public access" to cable 
television in Cohasset. Please let us know if you have any complaints or suggestions 
regarding cable TV in Cohasset by leaving a message at Town Hall. Also, we encourage your 
attendance at our meetings. 

In July, responding to our request, the Board of Selectmen reduced the Council from 
its original size of nine to its present size of five members. We hope this will make it easier 
to get consistent quorums for meetings and conduct our business more efficiently. 

Rate increases continue, and with them our concern that re-regulation of the cable 
industry may be the best course for consumer protection.We are studying the Federal Cable 
Act, and may recommend to the Selectmen that they could join the national campaign to 
restore local municipal controls over cable rates. 



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Cohasset's Continental Cablevision Community Program Director, Deb Duggan, has 
had a successful first year. The merger of the Cohasset studio into a larger shared facility in 
North Scituate, accomplished two years ago, continues to be beneficial for community 
programming in both towns. 

Besides the continuation of Wigmore Pierson's popular "Cohasset Talks", this year's 
regular Channel 3 Cohasset programs have included the Selectmen's meetings (live on 
Mondays and recablecast on Tuesdays), an aerobics class — "California Fitness Connec- 
tion", and the School's "Videotime". Two new Cohasset productions, "McNamara on 
Money" and "The Business Show", as well as the award winning "Newsbeat 53", can also 
be seen on regional Channel 53. Town Meetings were cablecast (most live), as were many 
other meetings and events of public interest, notably extensive local election coverage. The 
ongoing Channel 3 bulletin board serves many of the Town's organizations. Cohasset 
community television is becoming an integral and important part of our Town life. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John R.H. Packard, Chairman 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Tamsin E. Elliot 

Marek L. Laas 

Charles M. Kane (resigned) 

John D. Walp 



Harbormaster 

During 1990 we continued to improve the maintenance of the harbor, and rebuilt three 
(3) floats at Government Island and two (2) floats at the fisherman's docks by the Salt House. 
Due to an accident at the ramp located on Government Island which caused the ramp to be 
unuseable, we acquired an aluminum ramp from the Town of Scituate, rebuilt it, and replaced 
the damaged ramp. We also rebuilt the damaged ramp from Government Island and replaced 
the ramp on the fishermen's floats by the Salt House which had deteriorated beyond repair. 

Due to the Coast Guard' s policy of not providing immediate assistance in non-distress 
situations where there is alternative assistance available, such as Harbormasters or commer- 
cial towing, the Harbor Department assisted forty-five (45) disabled boaters. There were 
eight (8) dingies reported missing, of which six (6) were recovered, and three (3) incidents 
of vandalism reported. 

With the help of Harold Litchfield, Tony Sestito and the Public Works Department, we 
removed a Minke whale which had washed ashore during a storm at Richardson's Beach and 
it was towed to sea by Coast Guard Station Scituate. 

We are currently working with the engineers from Nucci Vine Associates, 
Newburyport, Mass., for maintenance dredging and rock removal of Cohasset Harbor to 
improve navigation safety and provide additional mooring area. 

We would like to express thanks and appreciation to Cliff Dickson and Dave Marks for 
their assistance this summer and to those fishermen who assisted in rebuilding the floats at 
Government Island. Also, thanks to Robert Baggs, whose expertise in construction made this 



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possible without taking any floats out of service at a savings of approximately $20,000 to the 
Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Irving Gadow 

Harbormaster 



Insurance Committee 

Fiscal Year 1990 presented some difficult challenges for the Insurance Committee in 
the area of health benefits for Town employees. This will continue to be a challenging 
situation until all employee groups (Fire, Police, School, custodial, and other) reach a mutual 
consensus on a benefit plan design. At that point the Insurance Committee will be able to 
assist in identifying and obtaining a cost effective and sound plan. Until that time we will have 
to accept the available options, which are dramatically being reduced. 

In April, Blue Cross/Blue Shield announced that it would no longer be interested in the 
Town due to the lack of participants in their program. By June they had issued a formal notice 
of cancellation, to be effective September 1 , 1 990. At the same time, the rates being charged 
increased dramatically. The end result was the termination of Blue Cross/Blue Shield as an 
alternative, due to a lack of participants. 

With the current enrollment distribution of employees, there are no indemnity plans 
available for Town employees. All active employees are utilizing either Bay State Health or 
Medical East, two Health Maintenance Organizations. 

There is a strong desire on the part of all employee groups to find a common ground 
in terms of plan design and acceptability. Working with union representatives we hope to 
come up with a solution to the existing situation. 

On the property and casualty side, the Town has been favored with a complete, 
comprehensive, sound, and competitive program. As long as the insurance marketplace 
continues to be stable, we see no change in the program. 

As we look ahead in 1991 we see the financial responsibility requirements of 
underground storage tanks being an issue that the Town must comply with in September. 
Fortunately, enough lead time is available to do this in a well thought out and smooth manner. 

The Committee is always available to discuss any points of interest with interested 
parties. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Samuel W. Wakeman, Chairman 
Robert C. Ernst 
Robert J. Murphy 



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Committee to Survey the Structure and Function 
of Town Government 

The purpose of this Committee is to survey the structure and function of Cohasset Town 
government, its officers, departments, and boards, and from time to time, report its findings 
and recommendations, if any, to Town Meeting. To this end the Committee held meetings 
on a regular basis this past year. We have also met, individually and collectively, with 
members of other committees, Town officials, and interested citizens. 

In 1990 the Committee's primary activity was looking into the question of privatizing 
the Town's ambulance service. The Committee met with representatives from other towns, 
from private ambulance companies, the Cohasset Fire Department, and reviewed data from 
a variety of sources. The resulting report was presented to the Board of Selectmen in late 
summer. Their response to it will determine what further action the Committee takes. 

The Committee kept in touch with representatives from surrounding communities in 
hopes of identifying redundant activities which could be regionalized, but little enthusiasm 
was evident. If municipal conditions in the region worsen, this issue may again move to the 
fore. The Committee also considered animal control, and determined that no action was 
necessary. 

In the course of the year, the Committee' s Chairman and Secretary were re-elected, and 
Jack D. Bryant joined the Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. Roy Fitzsimmons, Chairman 

Wilson H. Pile, Secretary 

Jack D. Bryant 

Jean B. Cotton 

Patricia G. Facey 

Dennis L. Roth 

James L. Whelan 



100 



FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1990. This 
report includes the following: 
GENERAL FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

4. State and County Assessments 

5. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Actual vs. 
Budget 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Special 
Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance Highway 
Improvements 

WATER FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
DEFERRED REVENUE 

1. Balance Sheet 

2. Statement of Changes in Fund Balances 
TRUST FUNDS 

Combined Statement of Changes in Fund Balances 
GENERAL LONG-TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

Statement of General Long-Term Debt 

Statement of Water Fund Long-Term Debt 

Funds for the following unpaid bills for fiscal year 1990 and prior were appropriated 
at the Special Town Meeting, October 22, 1990: 

Hubert P.C. Vanderlugt $170.00 

JohnS. Dean 90.12 

Warner & Stackpole 75.23 



$335.35 



Respectfully submitted, 
Mary J. Gallagher 
Town Accountant 

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TOWN OF COHASSET 

GENERAL FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 
Property Taxes: (Net of Provision 



Schedule GF-2 



for Abatements $235,000) 






Real Estate $8,679,473.07 




Property Taxes 


73,336.91 




Tax Liens Redeemed 


125,860.59 


8,878,670.57 


Fines: 






District Court 


16,870.00 




Parking Fines 


18,953.95 


35,823.95 


Licenses and Permits: 






Selectmen: 






Alcoholic beverages 


19,825.00 




Facilities permits 


16,977.00 




All other 


6,346.00 




Town Clerk: 






Gasoline Storage 


400.00 




Dog Licenses 


8,840.00 




Police-Licenses and Permits 


1,112.00 




Building Department: 






Gas 


2,071.00 




Plumbing 


6,734.00 




Building Permits 


48,460.00 




Certificates of Inspection 


1,225.00 




Wire Department-Permits 


4,353.00 




Harbor Department 


35,240.00 


151,583.00 


Grants from State: 






Schools: 






Chapter 70 Aid 


640,997.00 




School Related Transportation Ch 71 A 


76,763.00 




Construction of Sch. Projects Ch 645 


49,335.00 




Tuition State Wards 


26,103.00 




Highway Fund 


19,084.00 




Lottery, Beano, Charity Games 


185,537.00 




Addt'l Asst. General Fund Approp. to 






Local Aid Fund 


527,586.00 




Veterans' Benefits 


1,371.18 




Reimbursement for Loss of Taxes: 






Veterans, Blind and Elderly 


19,222.00 




Additional Aid to Public Libraries 


649.00 


1,546,647.18 


Total General Revenue 




10,612,724.70 



106 



Commercial Revenue: 








Special Assessments-Sewer: 








Fiscal 1990 


1,380.51 






Prior Years 


51.25 






Paid in Advance 


165.37 


1,597.13 




Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 








1987 and prior 


1,642.42 






1988 (net of refunds 835.46) 


23,036.71 






1 989 (net of refunds 3,937.4 1 ) 


147,056.38 






1990 (net of refunds 2,324.38) 


327,514.31 


499,249.82 




Vessel Excise Taxes (net of refunds 42.62) 




5,597.30 




Hotel Motel Excise 




6,058.00 




Total Commercial Revenue 






512,502.25 


Departmental Revenue: 








Planning Board: 








Topographical Maps 


90.00 






Filing Fees 


1,396.00 






Miscellaneous 


13.25 


1,499.25 




Zoning Board of Appeals-Filing Fees 




2,755.00 




Conservation Commission: 








Engineering Fees 


7,500.00 






Filing Fees & Miscellaneous 


420.60 


7,920.60 




Selectmen-Miscellaneous 




1,477.68 




Treasurer-Collector: 








Fees for Services 


18,690.02 






Miscellaneous 


486.20 


19,176.22 




Town Clerk: 








Fees for Services 


1,264.50 






Miscellaneous 


5,271.75 


6,536.25 




Police: 








Miscellaneous 


855.00 






Surcharge for Off-Duty Details 


6,571.94 


7,426.94 




Fire: 








Ambulance Services 


6,620.80 






Inspections and Miscellaneous 


2,706.14 


9,326.94 




Building Inspector-Miscellaneous 




552.75 




Sealer of Weights and Measures-Fees 




559.50 




Dog Officer-Fees 




108.00 




Board of Health: 








R.T.F. Stickers 


81,640.00 






Disposal Area Fees 


20,872.30 






Dumping Fees from Private Landfill 


78,223.08 






Recycling Income 


550.79 






All Other 


23,250.50 


204,536.67 





107 



Sewer Use Charges 




47,582.84 




Sewer Liens 




5,318.27 




Harbor-Application Fees and Misc. 




420.00 




Schools: 








Tuition 


4,856.25 






Miscellaneous 


1,384.38 


6,240.63 




Library Fines and Forfeits 




7,307.10 




Recreation Program Fees 




28,257.00 




Cemeteries-Burials 




5,200.00 




Total Department Revenue 






362,201.64 


Unclassified Revenue: 








Rents 


12,100.00 






Use of Town Hall 


190.00 






DEQE-Grant for Leaf & Yard Compost 


702.00 






Court Settlement 


3,341.00 






Miscellaneous Receipts 


1,439.73 


17,772.73 




Interest: 








Deposits and Investments 


113,879.92 






Sewer Assessments 


297.70 






Property Taxes 


125,959.77 






Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,467.14 


241,604.53 


259,377.26 


Total Revenues 






$11,746,805.85 


Less: 








Current Year Exp. (Schedule GF-3) 


11,055,011.63 






Prior Yrs. Expenditures (Schedule GF-3) 


154,882.67 11,209,894.30 




Encumbrances & Continued 








Appropriations (Schedule GF-3) 




216,789.50 


11,426,683.80 


Excess of Revenues over Expenditures 






$320,122.05 


Other Financing Sources: 








Transfers from Trust Funds 




40,267.44 




Transfers from Water Fund 




30,000.00 




Transfers from Special Revenue 




17,379.00 




Transfers from Pension Trust Fund 




70,000.00 




Transfers from Stabilizaton Fund 




39,635.00 




Principal from Sale of Bonds 




25,000.00 




Insurance Reimbursements 




5,430.23 




Total Other Financing Sources 






$227,711.67 


Other Financing Uses: 








State and County Assessments (Schedule 


GF-4) 


329,513.48 




Expenditures from Trust Funds 




31,330.44 




Transfer to Water Fund 




3,360.23 




Total Other Financing Uses 






(364,204.15) 


Ex. of Rev. & Other Srcs. over Exp. 








& Other Uses 






$183,629.57 



108 



Unreserved Fund Balance July 1, 1989 
Add: 

Prior Year Encumbrances Closed 
Underestimates of Fiscal 1990 
State & County Assessments 
Reserve for Overlay Deficit 
Less: 

Underestimates of Fiscal 1989 
State & County Assessments 
Reserve for Expenditures 
Reserve for 1989 Overlay Deficit 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 1990 



267,107.11 



319,227.36 



7,550.00 
117.05 274,774.16 



1,172.86 
143,216.57 
17,963.95 (162,353.38) 



431,648.14 



$615,277.71 



REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 



Account Name 

Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Equipment Rental 

Collective Bargaining 

Feasiblity Study 

"Little Harbor" 

Schd#198 Art. 7 4/5/86 

Mosquito Control 

Dept. No. 3 Selectmen 

Dept. No. 4 Exec. Secretary 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 4 Executive Sec. 

Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 

General Expenses 

Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr 

Dept. No. 5 Parking Clerk 

Dept. No. 9 Moderator 

Personal Services 

Dept. No. 9 Moderator 

Dept. No. 1 1 Advisory Committee 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 1 1 Advisory Comm 

Dept. No. 13 Reserve Fund 

Transfers 



_,OSE OUT LEDGER 


Schedule GF-3 
GENERAL FUND 


Appropriation 
Amount 


Carry Forward Expenditure 
to New Year Amount 


Transfer 
Amount 


Closed To 

Revenue 


44,901.20 




44,900.92 




0.28 


10,545.00 


199.81 


10,291.36 




53.83 


3,900.00 




3,446.27 




453.73 


7,500.00 




13,229.95 


5,729.95 




1,607.32 


598.46 


1,008.86 






4,000.00 




3,359.25 




640.75 


72,453.52 


798.27 


76,236.61 


5,729.95 


1,148.59 


47,302.50 




46,852.00 




450.50 


1,525.00 




1,525.00 




0.00 


48,827.50 


0.00 


48,377.00 


0.00 


450.50 


2,500.00 




1,775.45 




724.55 






113.40 


1 1 3.40 


0.00 


2,500.00 


0.00 


1,888.85 


113.40 


724.55 


1.00 




1.00 




0.00 


1.00 


0.00 


1.00 


0.00 


0.00 


345.00 




331.85 




13.15 


345.00 


0.00 


331.85 




13.15 



150,000.00 



(105,590.30) 44,409.70 



109 



Dept. No. 13 Reserve Fund 


150,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


(105,590.30) 


44,409.70 


Dept. No. 15 Elect. & Town Meet 












Personal Services 


11,052.40 




13,371.47 


2,319.07 




General Expenses 


5,360.00 


2,500.00 


3,119.43 


400.00 


140.57 


Town Meeting Warrant 


3,000.00 




4,260.23 


1,463.00 


202.77 


Dept. No. 15 Elect. & Tn Meet 


19,412.40 


2,500.00 


20,751.13 


4,182.07 


343.34 


Dept. No. 19 Town Reports 












General Expenses 


5,000.00 




3,524.26 




1,475.74 


Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 












Personal Services 


65,635.49 




60,992.62 




4,642.87 


General Expenses 


2,435.12 


20.50 


817.84 




1,596.78 


Central Computer 


23,416.00 




23,100.95 




315.05 


Dept. No. 25 Town Accountant 


91,486.61 


20.50 


84,911.41 


0.00 


6,554.70 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 












Personal Services 


40,801.91 


295.26 


39,677.43 




829.22 


General Expenses 


39,587.90 


18,800.00 


12,361.73 




8,426.17 


Triennial Revalue 


16,106.80 




16,106.80 




0.00 


Dept. No. 29 Assessors 


94,496.61 


19,095.26 


68,145.96 


0.00 


9,255.39 


Dept. No. 35 Treas/Collector 












Personal Services 


76,706.43 




76,640.32 




66.11 


General Expenses 


16,053.00 




17,025.76 


1,030.00 


57.24 


MGL CH60 Sec 508 


12,500.00 


6,000.00 


6,402.75 




97.25 


Banking Services 


6,362.00 


518.13 


5,763.97 




79.90 


Dept. No. 35 Treas/Collector 


111,621.43 


6,518.13 


105,832.80 


1,030.00 


300.50 


Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 












Personal Services 


48,285.60 




48,285.60 




0.00 


General Expenses 


1,045.00 




987.15 




57.85 


Dept. No. 39 Town Clerk 


49,330.60 


0.00 


49,272.75 


0.00 


57.85 


Dept. No. 45 Law 












General Expenses 


6,000.00 




1,736.38 




4,263.62 


Town Counsel 


50,000.00 


0.00 


50,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unpaid Bills Previous Year 


2,969.00 




17,329.39 


14,690.39 


330.00 


Legal Services STM 






11,336.78 


11,336.78 


0.00 


Dept. No. 45 Law 


58,969.00 


0.00 


80,402.55 


26,027.17 


4,593.62 


Dept. No. 47 Personnel Committee 












General Expenses 


220.00 




49.10 




170.90 


Dept. No. 47 Personnel Committee 


220.00 


0.00 


49.10 


0.00 


170.90 


Dept. No. 61 Zoning Board 












General Expenses 


2,790.00 


808.02 


1,814.74 




167.24 


Dept. No. 61 Zoning Board 


2,790.00 


808.02 


1,814.74 


0.00 


167.24 


Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 












Personal Services 


9,913.92 


157.70 


9,502.21 




254.01 


General Expenses 


2,100.00 




1,758.50 




341.50 


Engineering Services 


17,104.89 




6,285.62 




10,819.27 


Dept. No. 63 Planning Board 


29,118.81 


157.70 


17,546.33 


0.00 


11,414.78 


Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 












Personal Services 


22,610.40 




22,250.89 




359.51 


General Expenses 


24,044.50 




24,696.71 


862.00 


209.79 



110 



Biding Maint. Approp. Forward 


3,140.00 




3,747.00 


607.00 


0.00 


Capital Outlay 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 






0.00 


Telephone 


8,480.00 




8,506.24 


26.24 




Improv/Equip Town Hall 










0.00 


Schd #180 STM 6/23/86 FY87 


352.29 




2,102.29 


1,750.00 




Improv/Equip Town Hall 










0.00 


Schd #885 STM 5/2/88 


4,000.00 






(4,000.00) 


0.00 


Major Roof Repairs 




4,290.00 


24,710.00 


29,000.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 65 Town Hall 


65,627.19 


7,290.00 


86,013.13 


28,245.24 


569.30 


Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 












General Expenses 


1,275.00 




1,260.73 




14.27 


Septic System ATM FY90 


5,000.00 


3,585.00 


1,415.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 66 Town Buildings 


6,275.00 


3,585.00 


2,675.73 


0.00 


14.27 


Dept. No. 71 Pensions 












Norfolk Cnty. Retirement Sys. 


312,022.00 




393,383.28 


81,362.28 


1.00 


Non-Contrib Pensions 


3,800.00 




3,316.80 




483.20 


Dept. No. 71 Pensions 


315,822.00 


0.00 


396,700.08 


81,362.28 


484.20 


Dept. No. 76 Insurance 












General Expenses 


348,297.00 


719.00 


270,651.26 


(4,250.00) 


72,676.74 


Group Insurance 


621,500.00 




622,645.58 


1,200.00 


54.42 


Dept. No. 76 Insurance 


969,797.00 


719.00 


893,296.84 


(3,050.00) 


72,731.16 


Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 












General Expenses 


1,315.00 


418.60 


150.99 




745.41 


Capital Outlay 


700.00 


700.00 






0.00 


Unemployment Insurance 


5,000.00 




10,504.51 


5,505.00 


0.49 


South Shore Coalition 


2,000.00 




2,000.00 




0.00 


Remove Undgrnd.Gas Tanks ATM 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 






0.00 


Dept. No. 91 Unclassified 


19,015.00 


11,118.60 


12,655.50 


5,505.00 


745.90 


Total General Government 


2,115,108.67 


52,610.48 


1,950,427.62 


43,554.81 


155,625.38 


Dept. No. 101 Police 












Personal Services 


747,935.22 




730,380.83 




17,554.39 


General Expenses 


54,425.00 




57,274.20 


2,850.00 


0.80 


Capital Outlay 


24,945.00 




24,795.00 




150.00 


Unpaid Bills-Prev Yr 




535.00 


1.523.71 


2,058.71 


0.00 


Cruiser STM 






14,445.00 


14,500.00 


55.00 


Dept. No. 101 Police 


827,305.22 


535.00 


828,418.74 


19,408.71 


17,760.19 


Dept. No. 103 Fire 












Personal Services 


822,904.95 




855,093.83 


32,222.00 


33.12 


General Expenses 


54,438.80 


6,304.72 


45,100.87 




3,033.21 


Capital Outlay 


3,000.00 


2,980.00 






20.00 


Fire & Police Headquarters 


17,250.00 




15,978.65 




1,271.35 


Hydrant Services 


1 10,390.00 


2,535.06 


104,730.18 




3,124.76 


Out of State Travel 


300.00 








300.00 


Pls&Specs-Renov Police/Fire Stat 










0.00 


Schd #195 STM 12/9/85 


1,150.18 


430.00 


1,320.00 


599.82 




EquipTtrain EMTs ATM FY90 


7,500.00 


7,500.00 






0.00 


Refurbish Truck 




11,000.00 




11,000.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 103 Fire 


1,016,933.93 


30,749.78 


1,022,223.53 


43,821.82 


7,782.44 



111 



Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Personal Services Trust Fund 

Refurbish Pond on the Common 

Schd#881 FY88 Spec Art 

Brush Chipper STM 

Milliken Field Improvements 

Dept. No. 109 Tree & Park 

Dept. No. 1 1 1 Harbor 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Dept. No. 1 1 1 Harbor 

Dept. No. 1 12 Shellfish Const 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 1 12 Shellfish Const 

Dept. No. 1 13 Building Inspector 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 1 13 Building Inspector 

Dept. No. 119 Weights/Measure 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 119 Weights/Measure 

Dept. No. 121 Wire 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Dept. No. 121 Wire 

Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 

Personal Services 

Dept. No. 131 Civil Defense 

Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 133 Dog Officer 

Total Public Safety 

Dept. No. 200 School 

School Committee 

Superintendent's Office 

Assistant to the Superintendent 

Business Office 

Supervision 

Principals 



85,536.66 




87,325.05 


2,038.91 


250.52 


21,585.12 


243.02 


23,748.03 


2,412.00 


6.07 


2,629.54 




2,629.54 




0.00 


1,890.00 




1,442.44 




447.56 


27,483.50 




27,483.50 


0.00 


0.00 






12,465.67 


16,500.00 


4,034.33 


4,800.00 


834.72 


3,965.28 






143,924.82 


1,077.74 


159,059.51 


20,950.91 


4,738.48 


33,708.20 




33,708.20 




0.00 


7,915.00 




5,820.43 




1,094.57 


1,386.17 




74.87 




1,311.30 


43,009.37 


0.00 


40,603.50 


0.00 


2,405.87 


500.00 




500.00 




0.00 


220.00 








220.00 


720.00 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


220.00 


52,483.65 




43,160.68 




9,322.97 


9,965.00 




10,141.58 


177.00 


0.42 


62,448.65 


0.00 


53,302.26 


177.00 


9,323.29 


750.00 




750.00 




0.00 


350.00 




141.70 




208.30 


1,100.00 


0.00 


891.70 


0.00 


208.30 


73,047.20 




74,247.20 


1,200.00 


0.00 


9,841.00 


819.36 


11,571.64 


2,550.00 




2,195.00 




2,163.32 




31.68 


85,083.20 


819.36 


87,982.16 


3,750.00 


31.68 


250.00 




250.00 




0.00 


250.00 


0.00 


250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


4,164.38 




4,164.36 




0.02 


2,537.21 


456.60 


2,598.38 


564.64 


46.87 


6,701.59 


456.60 


6,762.74 


564.64 


46.89 


2,187,476.78 


33,638.48 


2,199,994.14 


88,673.08 


42,517.24 


76,494.00 




30,411.65 




46,082.35 


94,500.00 




98,154.27 




(3,654.27) 


136,067.00 




131,661.47 
10,566.04 




4,405.53 
(10,566.04) 


36,148.00 




37,662.88 




(1,514.88) 


331,001.00 




362,182.88 




(31,181.88) 



112 



Teaching 


3,090,356.00 




3,068,732.04 




21,623.96 


Textbooks 


23,303.00 




20,526.37 




2,776.63 


Library 


143,918.00 




152,907.02 




(8,989.02) 


Audio-Visual 


15,986.00 




12,143.41 




3,842.59 


Guidance 


155,076.00 




209,936.52 




(54,860.52) 


Attendance 


14,345.00 




14,740.44 




(395.44) 


Health 


47,403.00 




50,310.25 




(2,907.25) 


Operation of Buses 


74,510.00 




80,409.29 




(5,899.29) 


Maintenance of Buses 


14,250.00 




18,883.19 




(4,633.19) 


Contracted Carriers 


37,575.00 




38,796.80 




(1,221.80) 


Athletics 


78,319.00 




73,713.38 




4,605.62 


Student Activities 


12,734.00 




11,283.20 




1,450.80 


Custodial 


260,559.00 




268,734.40 




(8,175.40) 


Heat 


62,200.00 




62,878.60 




(678.60) 


Utilities 


105,600.00 




108,496.93 




(2,896.93) 


Maintenance/Grounds 


11,000.00 




10,807.16 




192.84 


Maintenance/Building 


89,805.00 




89,309.31 




495.69 


Equipment Maint/Repairs 


11,899.00 




12,159.82 




(260.82) 


Fixed Expenditures 


39,600.00 




28,503.92 




11,096.08 


Improvement/Buildings 


1,100.00 




1,080.00 




20.00 


Acquisition/Equipment 


17,096.00 




16,942.28 




153.72 


Replacement/ Equipment 


18,176.00 




12,404.96 




5,771.04 


Other Than Public 


295,763.00 




260,444.52 




35,318.48 


Dept. No. 200 School 


5,294,783.00 


0.00 


5,294,783.00 


0.00 




Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 












South Shore Reg. Sch. Dist. 


32,164.00 




31,024.00 




1,140.00 


Dept. No. 201 Schools-Other 


32,164.00 




31,024.00 




1,140.00 


Total Schools 


5,326,947.00 


0.00 


5,325,807.00 


0.00 


1,140.00 


Dept. No. 300 Highway 












Personal Services 


138,899.66 




138,461.62 




438.04 


General Expenses 


65,566.83 


20.94 


65,238.40 




307.49 


Snow Removal 


45,000.00 




80,650.65 


35,656.00 


5.35 


Street Lighting 


39,750.00 




47,072.44 


7,322.44 




Garage Expenses 


2,850.00 




2,474.58 




375.42 


Replace Doan St. Culvert 










0.00 


Schd #140 Approp Forward 


18,356.85 


18,356.85 






0.00 


Salt Shed 


400.00 




55.13 




344.87 


New Compressor STM 






7,492.10 


7,800.00 


307.90 


Dept. No. 300 Highway 


310,823.34 


18,377.79 


341,444.92 


50,778.44 


1,779.07 


Total Highway & Streets 


310,823.34 


18,377.79 


341,444.92 


50,788.44 


1,779.07 


Dept. No. 403 Landfill 












Personal Services 


35,086.76 




54,525.20 


20,164.92 


726.48 


General Expenses 


215,194.00 


8,794.24 


206,399.76 






Capital Outlay 


12,069.95 




7,869.95 




4,200.00 


Recycling Payroll 


4,217.59 






(4,217.59) 


0.00 



113 



Recycling Expenses 

Engineering Services 

Lease/Purchase Equip 

Leachate Control 

Dozer/Grader 

Dept. No. 403 Landfill 

Dept. No. 407 Sewer 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Sewer Const Proj 1 

Schd #140 Approp Forward 

Grant Prog-State Inflow/infil 

Schd #1 80 STM 6/23/86/FY87 

Dept. No. 407 Sewer 

Total Sanitation 

Dept. No. 481 Historical Comm 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 481 Historical Comm 

Dept. No. 482 Common Hist DC 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 482 Common Hist DC 

Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 

Personal Services 

Dept. No. 483 Town Archivist 

Dept. No. 487 Conservation 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 487 Conservation 

Total Other Environment 

Dept. No. 501 Board of Health 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

Public Health Risk Assessment 

Dept. No. 501 Board of Health 

Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv League 

General Expenses 

Dept. No. 503 Soc Serv League 

Dept. No. 531 Council on Aging 

Personal Services 

General Expenses 

Capital Outlay 

New Senior Shuttle Bus 

Schd #133 Art. 18, ATM 5/5/86 

Senior Center 

Dept. No. 531 Council on Aging 

Dept. No. 551 Veterans' Serv 



5,800.00 




5,452.63 




347.37 


2,100.00 




2,100.00 




0.00 


18,009.70 




18,008.70 




1.00 


33,690.00 


20,400.00 


13,290.00 




0.00 


12,000.00 




12,000.00 




0.00 


338,168.00 


29,194.24 


319,646.24 


15,947.33 


5,274.85 


10,741.20 




9,614.14 




1,127.06 


145,402.89 


2,080.31 


134,629.63 


(7,000.00) 


1,692.95 


13,555.11 


18,500.00 


1,248.52 


7,000.00 


806.59 
0.00 


332.40 


332.40 






0.00 
0.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 






0.00 


180,031.60 


30,912.71 


145,492.29 


0.00 


3.626.60 


518,199.60 


60,106.95 


465,138.53 


15,947.33 


8,901.45 


85.00 




73.14 




11.86 


85.00 


0.00 


73.14 


0.00 


11.86 


170.00 




170.00 




0.00 


170.00 


0.00 


170.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,250.00 




1,250.00 




0.00 


1,250.00 


0.00 


1,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


10,407.20 




10,407.20 




0.00 


2,060.00 


3,507.95 


6,168.95 


7,617.00 


0.10 


12,467.20 


3,507.95 


16,576.15 


7,617.00 


0.10 


13,972.20 


3,507.95 


18,069.29 


7,617.00 


11.96 


61,871.20 




61,517.28 




353.92 


37,374.10 


17,264.77 


16,542.69 




3,566.64 


3,573.00 




3,551.48 




21.52 


18,000.00 


7,433.61 


10,566.39 






120,818.30 


24,698.38 


92,177.84 


0.00 


3,942.08 


21,629.00 




21,629.00 




0.00 


21,629.00 


0.00 


21,629.00 


0.00 


0.00 


22,727.25 




22.727.25 




0.00 


6,235.46 




6,222.22 




13.24 


380.00 


85.00 


293.45 




1.55 
0.00 


46.39 




43.09 




3.30 


5,500.00 




5,500.00 




0.00 


34,889.10 


85.00 


34,786.01 


0.00 


18.09 



114 



Personal Services 


1,600.00 




1,600.00 




0.00 


General Expenses 


5,401.52 




4,551.33 


0.00 


850.19 


Dept. No. 55 1 Veterans' Serv 


7,001.52 


0.00 


6,151.33 


0.00 


850.19 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 












General Expenses 


120.00 








120.00 


Dept. No. 560 Fair Housing 


120.00 


0.00 




0.00 


120.00 


Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 












Personal Services 


14,531.56 




14,531.56 




0.00 


General Expenses 


869.28 


15.98 


850.26 




3.04 


Personal Services Trust Fund 


7,047.00 




7,047.00 




0.00 


Central Cemetery 


1,475.00 




1,475.00 




0.00 


Enlarging Burial Space-Woodside 










0.00 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


1,000.00 


1 ,000.00 






0.00 


Expansion of Beechwood STM 




1,625.50 


874.50 


2,500.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 571 Cemeteries 


24,922.84 


2,641.48 


24,778.32 


2,500.00 


3.04 


TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 


209,380.76 


27,424.86 


179,522.50 


2,500.00 


4,933.40 


Dept. No. 601 Library 












Personal Services 


172,860.73 




169,698.19 




3,162.54 


General Expenses 


40,680.00 




41,558.00 


878.00 


0.00 


Capital Outlay 


7,995.00 


6,945.00 


1,050.00 




o.oo 


OCLN Computerized System 










0.00 


Schd #161 Special Article 


17,062.92 


13,573.74 


3,489.18 






Repair Library Bldg 










0.00 


Schd #880 ATM Article 


10,000.00 


239.00 


9,761.00 




0.00 


Dept. No. 601 Library 


248,598.65 


20,757.74 


225,556.37 


878.00 


3,162.54 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 












Personal Services 


56,624.30 




56,622.91 




1.39 


General Expenses 


3,725.00 




3,709.47 




15.53 


Dept. No. 621 Recreation 


60,349.30 


0.00 


60,332.38 


0.00 


16.92 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 












General Expenses 


755.06 


365.25 


2,189.81 


1 ,800.00 


0.00 


Dept. No. 643 Celebrations 


755.06 


365.25 


2,189.81 


1 ,800.00 


0.00 


TOTAL CULTURE & RECREATION 


309,703.01 


21,122.99 


288,078.56 


2,678.00 


3,179.46 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 












Maturing Debt 


249,857.87 




263,797.98 


16,500.00 


2,559.89 


Interest 


229,448.53 




177,613.76 


(16,500.00) 


35,334.77 


Dept. No. 700 Debt Service 


479,306.40 


0.00 


441,411.74 


0.00 


37,894.36 


TOTAL DEBT SERVICE 


479,306.40 


0.00 


441,411.74 


0.00 


37,894.36 


11,470,917.76 


216,789.50 


1 1 ,209,894.30 


211,748.66 


255.982.62 





115 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule GF-4 

STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 

Net Underestimates 



Account 

County Tax 

Special Education 

Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 

Parking Surcharge 

Elderly Governmental Retirees 

Retired Municipal Teachers 

Mosquito Control Project 

Air Pollution Control Districts 

Metro. Area Planning Council 

Mass Bay Transit Authority 



Estimated 




Forward To 


Charges 


Expenditures 


Fiscal 1990 


$47,420.00 


47,420.48 


$(0.48) 


3,270.00 


4,982.00 


(1,712.00) 


1,283.00 


1,283.00 






1,730.00 


(1,730.00) 


1,536.00 


1,536.00 




118,997.00 


118,997.00 




7,410.00 


11,833.00 


(4,423.00) 


1,878.00 


1,878.00 




1,424.00 


1,424.00 




138,745.00 


138,430.00 


315.00 


$321,963.00 


$329,513.48 


$(7,550.48) 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule GF-5 

GENERAL FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND 

BALANCE 

ACTUAL VS BUDGET 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 



Property Taxes 

Fines 

Licenses and Permits 

Grants from State 

Total General Revenue 
Commercial Revenue 
Departmental Revenue 
Unclassified Revenue 
Interest 

Total Revenues 
Less: Expenditures 

Excess of Expnd. over Rev. 
Other Financing Sources 
Other Financing Uses 

Excess of Expend & Other Uses 



Actual 

$8,878,670.57 

35,823.95 

151,583.00 

1,546,647.18 



10,612,724.70 

512,502.25 

362,201.64 

17,772.73 

241,604.53 



11,746,805.85 
11,209,894.30 



536,911.55 

227,711.67 

(364,204.15) 



Budget (1) 

$8,888,493.26 

31,180.00 

165,635.00 

1,266,050.00 



Favorable 
(Unfavorable) 

$(9,822.69) 

4,643.95 

(14,052.00) 

280,597.18 



10,351,358.26 

592,089.00 

303,945.00 

13,380.00 

159,866.00 



11,420,618.26 
11,465,876.92 



(45,238.66) 

165,951.00 

(323,136.00) 



261,366.44 
(79,586.75) 

58,256.64 
4,392.73 

81,738.53 



326,167.59 
255,982.62 



582,150.21 

61,760.67 

(41,068.15) 



116 



over Revenue & Other Sources 400,419.07 (202,423.66) 602,842.73 

Fund Balance July 1, 1989 585,894.36 585,894.36 
Add: FY 90 Net Income Waterways 

Improvement Fund 5,597.32 5,597.32 

Fund Balance June 30, 1990 991,910.75 389,068.02 602,842.73 



(1) Budget includes the current year's budget amounts, adjusted for encumbrances out- 
standing at the beginning and end of period. 



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TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule SR-3 

SPECIAL REVENUE-HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 
Revenue: 
State Grants: 

Interest on Deposits 299.24 







$299.24 


State Grants: 






Chapter 90 


67,337.42 


67,337.42 


Proceeds-Sale of Temporary Loans 


67,388.00 


67,388.00 


Total Revenue 




$135,024.66 


Expenditures: 






Resurfacing Streets 


67,337.42 




Payment of Notes 


67,388.00 




Total Expenditures 




134,725.42 


Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 




299.24 


Fund Balance July 1, 1989 




2,924.16 


Fund Balance June 30, 1990 




$3,223.40 


TOWN OF COHASSET 


Schedule WF-2 



WATER FUND 

STATEMENT OF REVENUE, EXPENDITURES, AND CHANGES 

IN RETAINED EARNINGS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 

Revenue:* 



User Charges 


$615,585.53 


Water Liens 


49,411.06 


Interest-Delinquent Accounts 


4,079.60 


Hydrants-Town of Cohasset 


97,125.00 


Services 


13,534.00 


Miscellaneous 


4,785.65 


State Reimbursements: 




Debt Receipts-Water Treatment Fac. 


14,871.36 


Chemicals 


437.34 


Principal from Sale of Bonds 


100,435.27 


Transfer from General Fund 


3,360.23 


Total Revenue 





$903,625.04 



122 



Expenditures 

Encumbrances 

Payment of Temporary Borrowing 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

(see schedule WF-3) 
Excess of Revenues over Expenditures 
Retained Earnings July 1, 1989 
Add: Prior year Encumbrances Closed 
Retained Earnings June 30, 1989 
* Cash Basis 



783,296.66 

419.18 

100,435.27 



(884,151.11) 

$19,473.93 

70,114.18 

2,164.42 

$91,752.53 



Schedule WF-3 
REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL 90 CLOSE OUT LEDGER-WATER DEPARTMENT 





Appropriation 


Carry Forward Expenditure 


Transfer 


Closed 


Account Name 


Amount 


To New year Amount 


Amount 


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Personal Services 


272,677.12 


249,468.27 




23,208.85 


General Expenses 


167,533.42 


419.18 136,014.20 




31,100.04 


Capital Outlay 


16,000.00 


5,139.70 




10,860.30 


Norfolk Cnty. Ret. Sys. 


39,711.00 


39,711.00 




0.00 


Insurance Expenses 


43,093.00 


36,445.00 




6,648.00 


Group Insurance 


29,486.04 


29,306.76 




179.28 


Maturing Debt 


114,500.00 


114,935.27 


435.27 




Interest 


123,989.50 


126,914.46 


2,924.96 




New Truck ATM FY 90 


12,000.00 


11,962.00 




38.00 


Fees Lnd. Tkg. ATM FY 90 3,400.00 


0.00 3,400.00 




0.00 


Transfer to Gen. Fnd. STM 


30.000.00 


30.000.00 


0.00 




822,390.08 


419.18 783,296.66 


33,360.23 


72,034.47 




TOWN OF COHASSET 


Schedule CP-2 



CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES, 

AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 

Revenue: 

Other Financing Sources: 
Proceeds from Sale of 
Temporary Loans 

Expenditures: 

Town Hall Addition 

Repair of School Science Labs 



30,000.00 



211.98 
61,376.59 



$30,000.00 



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School Roof Repairs 
Sewer Project 
Transfer Station 



40,322.75 

19,725.83 

457,641.96 



Excess of Expenditures over other financing sources 
Fund Balance July 1, 1989 
Fund Balance June 30, 1990 



579,279.11 
(549,279.11) 

664,063.89 
$114,784.78 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule CP-3 

CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
REPORT OF APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 



Sewer Project 

Roof Repairs-Deer Hill & H.S. 

Roof Repairs-Osgood School 

Town Hall Addition 

Repair of Classroom Wings 

Science Labs 

Transfer Station 



Balance Appropriated 






Forward Fiscal 1990 Expenditures 


Transfers 


Balance 


96,573.27 19,725.83 




76,847.44 


25.343.68 


(25,343.68) 




30,000.00 40,322.75 


25,343.68 


15,020.93 


211.98 211.98 






5,202.46 




5,202.46 


70,000.00 61,376.59 




8,623.41 


466,732.50 457,641.96 




9,090.54 


664,063.89 30,000.00 579,279.11 




114,784.78 


TOWN OF COHASSET 


Schedule DR-1 





TOWN OF COHASSET 




DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 




BALANCE SHEET 




JUNE 30, 1990 


Apportioned 


Sewer Assessments Not Due: 




Apportioned 


Sewer Assessments Revenue 




Due in Fiscal 






1990 




1,404.26 


1991 




1,701.31 


1992 




1,701.31 


1993 




65.80 


1994 




62.80 



$4,935.48 



$4,935.48 



124 



TOWN OF COHASSET Schedule DR-2 

DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1990 

1989 1990-1994 Total 



Apportioned Sewer Assessments 
not due-July 1, 1989 

Less-Collections July 1, 1989 
to June 30, 1990 

Less-Added to Real Estate Taxes 
Apportion Sewer Assessments 
not due-June 30, 1989 



$1,404.26 


$5,100.85 
165.37 


$6,505.11 
165.37 


1,404.26 
1,404.26 


4,935.48 


6,339.74 
1,404.26 


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TOWN OF COHASSET 

WATER FUND 

STATEMENT OF LONG-TERM DEBT 

JUNE 30, 1990 





Annual 






Outstanding 




Principal 






Balance 


Loan and Rate 


Payment 


Year Due 


Amount 


June 30, 1990 


Water Treatment Facility Reservoir Dam and 










Control Structure $2,500, 000.00 dated 










January 24, 1978, Chapter 1 163, Acts of 1973 


(74,000.00) 


1990-1996 


444,000.00 




(Outside Debt Limit) 


(73,000.00) 


1997-2012 


1,168,000.00 


1,612,000.00 


Water Distribution System $490,000.00 


(25,000.00) 


1990-2003 


350,000.00 




Margin Street and Atlantic Avenue to 


(15,000.00) 


2004 


15,000.00 


365,000.00 


Cunningham Bridge; Article 12, April 2, 1983 










(Outside Debt Limit) 










Replace Roof at Water Treatment Facility 










$62,000.00, 4 years, 5.85% 


(15,500.00) 


1991-1993 


46,500.00 


46,500.00 


Clean up costs of Oil Spill at Lily Pond 










$100,000.00, 5 years, 6.10% 


(20,000.00) 


1990-1995 


100,000.00 


100,000.00 



Loans Authorized and Unissued: 
Eminent Domain Taking 

Article 34, April 7, 1990 
Total Loans Authorized and Unissued 



1,901,000.00 
1,901,000.00 



$2,123,500.00 



Board of Assessors 

Dear Fellow Townspeople: 

We would like to give you some insight on assessing, its purpose, its problems and its 
pleasures. 

PURPOSE: The Assessors' main function is to raise through taxation exactly the sum 
of money necessary to fund the operating Town Budget voted at Town Meeting — NO MORE 
AND NO LESS. The Assessors have no more control over that sum than the other 7300 
registered voters in the Town. When Town Meeting is finalized and the tax levy set (as in FY 
91) at $9,438,776.82, we divide that sum by the total valuation of the Town's total taxable 
parcels, some 2,300, and arrive at a tax rate. In FY91 the tax rate was $9.90. 

PROBLEMS: Under Proposition 2 1/2, valuations of property are determined every 
three years based on sales to assessment ratios for the previous three years. That is to say the 
assessment for FY90 (our revaluation year), was based on the comparison of sales to 
assessment ratios for the years 1986 through 1989. Unless in the intervening years there was 
permit work of any nature conducted on a dwelling, the assessment remains the same until 
the next revaluation in 1993. There is no question that this system has brought with it 
problems not only for Cohasset, but for all of the other 35 1 municipalities in the Common- 
wealth. First, the declining real estate market has brought with it new questions regarding 



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how assessed values should be adjusted to reflect market conditions and the required "100% 
Full and Fair Cash Value". Given that over the past many years the rule has been 
unprecedented growth, it is understandable that changes in the market are producing 
confusion as to what the requirements for adjusting values are. The assessed value for 
property tax purposes in a given fiscal year, is determined on an "Assessment Date' of the 
prior January 1. For example, tax bills for FY91 (the current year) are based on property 
values determined as of January 1 , 1 990 and to determine those values the Assessors use data 
from the preceding calendar year. This means that the home price sales during calendar year 
1989 are the basis of residential property assessments for FY 91. Given these facts, it is 
understandable that some taxpayers feel that their most recent assessments are higher than 
what they could expect to sell their homes for at this time, since the market has continued to 
slow down. However, it is important to note that these assessments are correct if they reflect 
values as determined on January 1, 1990, based on sales that occurred in 1989. 

Secondly, the principle that taxes must be uniform and equitable demand that there be 
a fixed assessment date on which all property is valued. Even if it were possible to continue 
to update values based on current sales all the way up to the time tax bills are mailed, it would 
not be desirable because some taxpayers would have the amount of their taxes determined 
on the basis of more up-to-date facts than other taxpayers. 

PLEASURE: As most of you know, Ms. Dorothy Graham has chosen to retire after 
forty years as a Town employee, having worked for the Board of Selectmen, the Board of 
Welfare and then the Board of Assessors. The Boards of Selectmen, Welfare and Assessors 
were one at the time. She has been a dedicated and conscientious worker for all of those forty 
years. Her knowledge of Assessing and the property within the Town is irreplaceable. She 
never failed to complete whatever task was asked of her and beyond, and the Assessors will 
miss her dearly. We have presently, at this writing, Janice Rosano working as diligently as 
possible to complete all of the tasks previously handled by two people. The office processes, 
in addition to the real estate tax bills, 1 77 personal property bills , 300 excise tax bills on boats 
(approx.) 8500 excise tax bills on automobiles, and (approx.) 450 sewer and water liens 
yearly. This is no small task, and we are proud to have had two such devoted public servants 
in our employ. And we continue to be thankful that the Town has Janice to carry on all of this 
work. 

The Assessors would like to present the following information to you, our fellow 
taxpayers. 
Type of Property 
Residential 
CIP (Commercial 
Industrial and 
Personal Property) 

Note: The difference between the Town's total 3300 parcels and the figures above are 
in Town-owned land, open space and lands held by other non-taxable entities. 

As we move forward into the 90' s, the challenges facing the Assessors are formidable 
and numerous. Be assured that the present Board is prepared to face all of these problems 



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No of Parcels 


Total Valuation 


% of Total 


2217 


$867,040,500.00 


90.9546 


86 


80,158,059.00 


9.0591 



squarely, with resolution and firmness, and most importantly, fairly, for the benefit of all of 
our residents. 

Respectfully, 

James W. Lagrotteria, Chairman 

Thomas S. Duggan 

Michael C. Patrolia 

The Board of Assessors 
Report of the Town Treasurer 
July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990 
BALANCE IN TREASURY JULY 1, 1989 $2,927,822.97 

Received from Collector of Taxes $ 1 0,2 1 5,696.59 

Received from Town Collector 64,556.55 

Received from Other Sources 7,461,503.82 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR FISCAL 1990 + 1 7,74 1 ,756.96 

PAID: Selectmen's Warrants Nos. 54 

Nos. 1-52 -19,641,488.47 

BALANCE IN TREASURY June 30, 1990 $1,028,091.46 

DEPOSITORIES 

NAME OF BANK Balance June 30, 1990 

Bank of Boston 130,400.16 

Bank of New England 108,215.02 

Boston Safe Deposit and Trust 73,077.7 1 

Boston Safe Deposit and Trust, Highway 3,223.40 

Century Bank & Trust, Co. 27,559.60 

Eastern Bank 204,366.48 

Lincoln Trust Company, Parking Violation Account 19,543.20 

Norfolk County Trust, Baybank 2,953.95 

Rockland Trust Company, Board of Health 1 2,099.69 

Rockland Trust Company, Treasurer 370,855.42 

Shawmut Bank 60,564.33 

State Street Bank & Trust 1 5,046. 1 5 

United States Trust 36.35 

Cash in Drawer 150.00 

TOTAL DEPOSITORIES $ 1 ,028,09 1 46 

Respectfully submitted, 

Elizabeth B. Ripley 

Treasurer-Col lector 



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Report of the Collector 
July 1, 1989 through June 30, 1990 

TOTAL COMMITMENT OF WARRANTS FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS — 
Fiscal 1990 



1988 Motor Vehicle Commitments 


20,093.86 


1989 Motor Vehicle Commitments 


127,278.28 


1990 Motor Vehicle Commitments 


383,163.64 


1990 Boat Excise Commitments 


13,493.00 


1990 Personal Property Commitment 


76,304.64 


1990 Real Estate Commitment (including water & sewer liens) 


9,117,257.55 


1990 Sewer Betterment, added to taxes 


1,349.26 


1990 Committed Interest, added to taxes 


276.13 


1 990 Sewer Connection, added to taxes 


55.00 


1990 Committed Interest, added to taxes 


13.50 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Harbor Master 


36,514.00 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Water Department 


812,321.96 


Total Commitment of Warrants from the Sewer Department 


68,484.61 


TOTAL ABATEMENT CERTIFICATES 




FROM THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS — Fiscal 1990 




Levy of 1986 




Motor Vehicle 


7,888.41 


Real Estate 


1,637.88 


Levy of 1987 




Boat Excise 


25.00 


Motor Vehicle 


123.75 


Levy of 1988 




Boat Excise 


162.86 


Motor Vehicle 


1,449.33 


Real Estate 


129.80 


Levy of 1989 




Boat Excise 


278.00 


Motor Vehicle 


5,524.16 


Personal Property 


117.05 


Levy of 1990 




Boat Excise 


767.30 


Motor Vehicle 


5,826.80 


Personal Property 


854.40 


Real Estate 


182,685.06 


Water Lien 


20.47 


TOTAL ABATEMENTS GRANTED DURING FISCAL 1990 


$207,490.27 


Total Abatements from the Water and Sewer Departments 




Water 


$10,856.62 


Sewer 


989.94 


Interest 


639.09 



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Unpaid Taxes and Charges 
June 30, 1990 

1987 Boat Excise 

1988 Boat Excise 

1989 Boat Excise 

1990 Boat Excise 

1987 Motor Vehicle 

1988 Motor Vehicle 

1989 Motor Vehicle 

1990 Motor Vehicle 

1989 Personal Property 

1 990 Personal Property 

1989 Real Estate 

1990 Real Estate 

Departmental: 

Ambulance Services 

Mooring Fees 

Rentals & Miscellaneous 

Lien, Demolition of Bldg. 

Veterans' Assistance 

Town Hall 

Lien, Board of Health/Sewer System 

Water Department: 

Water Meters 

Tax Title Water Liens 

1990 Water Liens 

Sewer Department: 

Sewer Use Charges 

Sewer Betterments added to taxes Fiscal 1990 

Committed Interest added to taxes Fiscal 1990 

Respectfully submitted, 
Elizabeth B. Ripley 
Treasurer-Collector 



243.00 

283.00 

790.18 

1,586.58 

8,475.51 

19,300.90 

26,311.52 

49,822.53 

947.16 

3,747.43 

4,119.81 

333,452.50 



$449,080.12 


61,987.20 
(227.00) 

500.00 

5,745.79 

9,647.20 


$77,653.19 


64,826.53 

11,594.00 

8,468.00 


$84,888.53 


24,041.19 

23.75 
4.75 


$24,069.69 



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Salaries 



TOWN — GENERAL GOVER 


NMENT 


Soule, Kevin 


137.07 


Studley, Joyce D. 


23,497.76 


Stover, Charles 


178.98 


Winn, Ellen B. 


17,445.75 


Tuckerman, Grace R. 


343.00 


Doyon, Gregory J. Exec. Secy. 


48,519.91 


ELECTIONS — TOTAL 


17,162.25 


Gjesteby, Martha K. 


999.96 


Cook, Nancy Ann 


20,950.06 


Goedecke, Jane 


708.31 


Gallagher, Mary J. 


34,399.56 


Kornet, Diana D. 


999.96 


Litchfield, Linda M. 


9,880.95 


Laugelle, Rocco 


1,354.15 


ACCOUNTANT — TOTAL 


65,230.57 


Lehr, Arthur L., Jr. 


250.00 


Graham, Dorothy V. 


22,436.77 


Marks, David R., Jr. 


750.00 


Rosano, Janice M. 


16,070.85 


Pratt, Burtram 


437.50 


Duggan, Thomas S. 


1,200.00 


Quigley, William P. 


4,372.20 


Lagrotteria, James W. 


1,300.00 


Tebbetts, Edwin H. 


999.96 


Patrolia, Michael C. 


1,200.00 


Wadsworth, David H. 


1,500.00 


ASSESSORS —TOTAL 


42,207.62 


Weeks, William D. 


1.00 


Bailey, Marion 


301.07 


SELECTMEN — TOTAL 


101,836.46 


Conte, Kathleen M. 


422.96 


Ainslie, Geraldine E. 


180.00 


Fichtner, Joann L. 


55.44 


Baccari, Domenic M. 


327.00 


Lincoln, Sally A. 


20,950.06 


Buckley, Raymond G. 


57.50 


Litchfield, Linda M. 


74.65 


Daunt, Alice 


326.00 


Ripley, Elizabeth B. 


33,424.00 


Douglas, Marion L. 


1,343.92 


Snowdale, Nancy 


22,796.53 


Fiori, Mary A. 


215.00 


Wheeler, Ann M. 


157.65 


Flint, Gordon E. 


20.00 


TREAS. — COLL. TOT. 


78,182.36 


Flint, Louise 


27.50 


Douglas, Marion L. 


19,383.67 


Goodwin, Mary 


60.00 


Marks, Frances L. 


30,926.00 


Goodwin, Ronald 


233.25 


TOWN CLERK — TOTAL 


50,309.67 


Gramarossa, Diane 


75.00 


Cushing, Nanci C. 


3,868.66 


Hernan, Margaret 


260.00 


Gorham, Anne 


4,451.30 


Jones, Constance 


838.78 


Moore, Christine A. 


1,033.35 


Koed, Fred 


162.50 


PLANNING Bd. — TOTAL 


9,353.31 


Lehr, Arthur L., Jr. 


85.00 


Litchfield, Pauline J. 




Leonard, Ann E. 


240.00 


Town Hall Custodian 


22,532.63 


Lincoln, Katherine M. 


215.00 


Abbadessa, Richard B. 


40,201.07 


Ltichfield, Pauline J. 


523.35 


Ainslie, Lawrence D., Jr. 


39,859.71 


MacLure, Janet 


60.00 


Andrews, Ellena 


20.10 


Marks, Frances L. 


329.00 


Barrow, Richard P. 


48,536.94 


Marlette, George III 


326.00 


Beale, Suzanne L. 


174.20 


McAuliffe, Jeanne 


80.00 


Byron, Sandra 


97.15 


McGuire, Jacquelyn R. 


8,839.90 


Cogill, Brian 


40,839.22 


McNabb, John K., Jr. 


182.50 


Cogill, David C. 


41,696.94 


Pape, Maria R. 


297.50 


Conte, Carmelo 


37,190.17 


Pape, Robert S. 


363.50 


Conte, John C. 


41,295.94 


Parmenter, Dorothea 


240.00 


Grassie, Frederick H., Jr. 


38,766.80 


Pearce, Betty Lou 


80.00 


Healy, Maureen F. 


38,404.02 


Pratt, Ruth F. 


240.00 


Jackson, Robert W. 


44,510.09 


Rhodes, Kathleen M. 


275.00 


Jones, Clifton B. 


41,018.14 



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Kealey, Joseph M. 


55,355.36 


Pratt, Bruce W. 


1,102.50 


Laugelle, Paul J. 


33,550.33 


Pratt, Christopher 


1,071.00 


Noonan, Brian W. 


42,054.31 


Silvia, Harry M., Jr. 


220.50 


Oliver, William R. 


12,155.88 


CALL FIRE DPT. — TTL. 


19,994.50 


Pomarico, David J. 


43,775.66 


Brown, Ronald A. 


3,509.00 


Rattenbury, Yvette R. 


9,867.32 


Davenport, Robert 


2,598.75 


Sargent, Frances P. 


303.75 


Laugelle, Peter G. 


37,644.90 


Small, John H. 


34,604.20 


Marks, Paul F. 


2,095.50 


Yocum, Richard 


39,692.43 


Marsh, Herbert B. 


4,174.50 


POLICE DPT. — TOTAL 


723,969.73 


Murray, Sean T. 


484.00 


Bilodeau, Paul T. 


32,135.14 


Pereira, Anthony J. 


23,202.44 


Boswell, John T. Ill 


31,137.47 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


23,214.05 


Brock, Daniel F. 


55,021.89 


Stover, David A., Jr. 


1,545.50 


Corbo, Edward M. 


32,348.71 


TREE & PK. DPT. — TTL. 


98,468.64 


Curley, James F. 


31,494.77 


Baggs, Robert 


5,720.00 


Davis, Linwood L. 


32,246.58 


Crosby, Michael W. 


864.50 


Finegan, Thomas P. 


33,863.22 


Dickson, Clifford J. 


400.00 


Fiori, James E. 


30,797.71 


Gadow, Irving E., Jr. 


26,189.20 


Gurry, James L. 


40,769.49 


Marks, David R., Jr. 


400.00 


Hernan, Thomas G. 


31,946.58 


Riegel, Matthew J. 


1,696.50 


Lincoln, Roger W. 


37,111.50 


Wigmore, Thomas 


2,839.40 


Litchfield, William T. 


33,693.35 


HARBOR DPT. — TTL. 


38,109.60 


Mahoney, Francix X. 


33,191.12 


Egan, Robert M. 


29,021.20 


Marr, Matthew B. 


31,822.02 


Murray, Sandra J. 


16,431.08 


McGaffigan, Paul F. 


32,699.32 


BUILDLING DPT. —TOTAL 


45,452.28 


Pompeo, Arthur M., Jr. 


28,964.11 


Bates, Lot E. 




Protulis, Robert F. 


33,905.73 


Sealer of Weights & Measures 


750.00 


Protulis, William J. 


33,311.88 


Gallo, Richard 


25,530.87 


Rosano, Randall W. 


32,306.31 


Wigmore, Stephen F. 


40,617.18 


Runey, James P. 


32,280.41 


WIRE DPT. — TOTAL 


66,148.05 


Sestito, William A. 


32,371.76 


Curley, James F. 


389.45 


Silvia, Robert D. 


36,813.88 


Dockray, John J. 


4,083.75 


Struzik, Edward J. 


32,619.36 


Laugelle, Peter G. 


3,755.37 


Trask, Mark H. 


37,085.17 


Litchfield, Harold W. 


33,424.00 


Wenzlow, Eric W. 


32,584.26 


Livingston, Boyd J. 


22,749.92 


FIRE DPT. — TOTAL 


852,521.74 


Noonan, Robert 


18,987.44 


Andrews, Albert L., Jr. 


1,365.50 


Pereira, Anthony J. 


586.76 


Brooke, William E. 


2,236.50 


Piepenbrink, Robert 


847.26 


Dickson, Clifford J. 


3,298.00 


Poland, Richard M. 


6,806.25 


Dockray, John J. 


2,457.00 


Sestito, Anthony 


34,768.43 


Haase, Donald P. 


661.50 


Sestito, Carl A. 


29,412.84 


MacNeill, John M. 


1,145.00 


Sestito, William A. 


971.28 


MacNeill, Jordan C. 


126.00 


Snow, Kenneth 


99.00 


Marks, David R., Jr. 


344.50 


Snow, Mary L. 


6,987.50 


Maynard, Herman J. 


913.50 


HIGHWAY DPT. — TTL. 


163,869.25 


McArthur, William H. 


1,669.50 


Barnes, John T. 


25.672.08 


Migliaccio, Joseph A. 


2,940.50 


Laugelle, Joseph S. 


28,127.44 


Pape, John A. 


441.00 


Williams, Dean 


2,337.50 



136 



DISPOSAL — TTL. 


56,137.02 


Ellinger, Michael 


112.00 


Walsh, Patricia A., 




Endris, Charles 


120.00 


Sewer Department 


9,303.48 


Endris, Jennifer 


755.63 


Walsh, Patricia A., 




Endris, Stephanie 


770.00 


Conservation Commission 


11,925.95 


Endris, Stephen C. 


45.00 


Anderson, Nancy 


105.63 


Gavin, Robert D. 


214.50 


Anderson, Thomas J. 


297.00 


Geary, John A. 


135.00 


Frederick, Edward 


66.00 


Geary, Steven L. 


180.00 


Godzik, Joseph R. 


38,073.20 


Higgins, Jean 


665.50 


Leung, Bridget M.S. 


151.25 


Hill, Noah 


112.00 


Oteri -Puffer, Carol 


25,235.76 


Kondrat, Christopher M. 


130.00 


BD. OF HEALTH — TTL. 


63,928.84 


Lacks, Derek M. 


1,148.00 


Bryanton, Kathleen 




Ludlow, Allison E. 


264.00 


Council on Aging 


23,655.45 


MacDonald, Jessica 


35.00 


Ripley, Noel 




Marsac, Lincoln 


176.00 


Veterans' Agent 


1 ,600.00 


McCarthy, Sean P. 


100.00 


Marsh, Herbert L. 




Mercurio, Marc 


80.00 


Cemetery Department 


22,800.51 


Monaghan, Mary Erin 


1,375.50 


Aronson, David M. 


1 ,394.75 


Muncey, Elizabeth 


1,386.00 


Aronson, Jessica L. 


1,183.32 


O'Leary, Elizabeth 


1,291.50 


Batts, Janice M. 


1,215.00 


Pattison, Brian J. 


32.00 


Coyle, Rose Marie 


10,882.67 


Pattison, Robert, Jr. 


72.00 


Ford, Christian N. 


3,099.01 


Pereira, Diana M. 


852.25 


Ford, Jon C. 


2,020.07 


Peterson, Tonya 


128.00 


Hayes, Richard E. 


44,860.40 


Pinny, Michael 


1,302.00 


Knight, Nancy E. 


18,182.39 


Pompeo, Nancy Lyn 


1,764.75 


Lambert, Patricia A. 


14,542.82 


Prodian, Jason 


84.00 


Parker, Karen F. 


200.00 


Rolandelli, Christopher 


32.00 


Pattison, Robert A. 


8,828.93 


Rosano, Paulina A. 


721.50 


Pearsall, Jason 


1,881.19 


Shumaker, David 


1,379.00 


Pope, Susan M. 


21,728.08 


Smith, Kaasey 


97.50 


Terry, Suzanne 


17,645.97 


Steverman, Madeleine E. 


385.00 


Watrous, Susan M. 


28,704.30 


Theriault, Scott N. 


8.00 


LIBRARY — TOTAL 


176,368.90 


Trafton, Michelle M. 


60.00 


Anderson, Nancy 


396.00 


Umbrianna, George L. 


1,472.00 


Andrade, Joseph 


140.00 


Willshire, Frank A. 


938.00 


Baird, William 


135.00 


Worley, John M. 


35,206.40 


Bass, Heather 


120.00 


RECREATION DPT — TTL 


59,479.18 


Bishop, Kevin M. 


148.00 


Andrews, Albert L., Jr. 


18,752.05 


Carroll, James E., Jr. 


3,371.38 


Andrews, Robert 


44.00 


Cibelli, Ryan A. 


165.00 


Hamilton, Frank 


35,283.44 


Coley, Travis 


120.00 


Hinglebine, John H. 


29,822.87 


Conley, Christopher 


247.00 


Kelly, Mark H. 


27,833.58 


Corcoran, Elizabeth 


56.00 


Maree, Elizabeth J. 


21,774.74 


Crossen, Alba M. 


110.00 


McAuliffe, William D. 


38,172.80 


D'Urso, Antonino 


120.00 


McCormack, Duncan T. 


4,623.41 


Douglas, Sarah A. 


540.77 


Muncey, Richard D. 


24,413.43 


Ellinger, Douglas 


180.00 


Pereira, John C. 


21,603.42 



137 



Sestito, Carl A. 


75.30 


SCHOOLS 




Smith, Michael P. 


2,787.13 


Barrow, Robert E. 


24,414.15 


Wheeler, Ann M. 


9,635.38 


Bliss, Daniel W. 


2,980.00 


WATER DPT. — TOTAL 


234,821.55 


Coady, Francis 


504.00 


Abbadessa, Richard B. 


294.00 


Ellis, Peter D. 


1,552.50 


Ainslie, Lawrence D., Jr. 


588.00 


Esposito, Joseph Jr. 


24,396.41 


Albonetti, Victor R. 


105.00 


Jacobucci, John J. 


33,620.81 


Arkell, Howard A. 


687.75 


Jones, Thomas 


22,133.43 


Borland, James K. 


168.00 


Lyons. Francis J. 


2,816.40 


Chiasson, William M. 


231.00 


McArthur, William H. 


23,027.21 


Cogill, Brian 


7,334.25 


McCarthy, Sean P. 


2,632.00 


Cogill, David C. 


7,256.25 


Pierotti, Timothy 


3,903.75 


Conroy, Thomas 


168.00 


Sargent, Kenneth S. 


24,887.79 


Conte, Carmelo 


4,202.50 


Soule, Kevin 


23,128.65 


Conte, John C. 


6,126.00 


Staunton, John P., Jr. 


2,616.00 


Durant, Kenneth B. 


359.25 


Stover, Charles 


28,825.59 


Grassie, Frederick H., Jr. 


4,844.50 


Stover, David A. 


23,820.24 


Ingrassia, John J. 


446.25 


Sweeny, Torin 


640.00 


Jackson, Robert W. 


3,897.50 


Thurston, Richard 


21.975.81 


Jones, Clifton B. 


6,771.00 


CUSTODIANS 


267,874.74 


Lemar, David J. 


84.00 


Barnard, Pam M. 


3,682.45 


Linscott, H. Gary 


126.00 


Clay, Virginia E. 


9,578.04 


Lowrance, Rawson 


84.00 


Coady, Francis 


201.38 


Marag, Theodore G. 


84.00 


Figueiredo, Janet 


17,144.07 


Mclnnis, Gerald 


105.00 


Foster, John 


4,938.24 


Noonan, Brian W. 


3,163.00 


Frisbie, Chester E. 


156.63 


Norris, John J. 


157.50 


Green, Therese 


1,214.05 


Oliver, William R. 


1,522.50 


Hartford, Michelle 


4,629.50 


Peraino, Michael J., Jr. 


210.00 


King, Diane M. 


1.316.46 


Pomarico, David J. 


7,913.25 


Lyons, Francis J. 


3,517.90 


Small, John H. 


2,215.50 


Palm, Bonnie 


11,736.72 


Taylor, James Jr. 


1,870.60 


Powers, Frances 


6,795.93 


Wright, John R. 


84.00 


Powers, Karen A. 


2,476.70 


Yocum, Richard 


1,580.25 


Skidmore, Charlotte 


1,819.16 


OF-DY POL DEPT. — TTL 


62,678.85 


Soule, Kevin 


2,177.23 


Boswell, John T. Ill 


93.57 


Stover, Charles 


103.62 


Curley, James F. 


142.82 


BUS DRIVERS 


71,488.08 


Davis, Linwood L. 


336.84 


CUST & BUS DRIV — TTL 


339,362.82 


Gurry, James L. 


108.51 


Ayer, Alison 


9,094.44 


Hernan, Thomas G. 


411.69 


Barrett. Beverly 


3.528.33 


Mahoney, Francis X 


73.22 


Bates, Dorothy 


585.00 


McGaffigan, Paul F. 


74.85 


Batts, Janice M. 


9.693.00 


Protulis, Robert F. 


74.85 


Benbow, Mary 


23.216.24 


Sestito, William A. 


329.48 


Berzansky, Darlene 


20,799.00 


Silvia, Robert D. 


86.81 


Bierwert, Janice M. 


8,186.5! 


Wenzlow, Eric W. 


336.84 


Brennock, Mary 


14,847.00 


OF.DY FIRE DEPT. — TTL 


2,069.48 


Butman, Maribeth 


630.34 


TWN GEN.GOV. — TTL 


3,120,867.87 


Cameron, Susan 


2,223.06 



138 



Carter, Marjorie 


21,049.00 


Eno, Stephanie 


613.60 


Ciciotte, Carol 


18,995.36 


Finegan, Michael A. 


86.13 


Ciciotte, Tracy 


3,503.50 


Jacobucci, Eileen 


5,954.27 


Colwill, Ilene 


20,389.00 


Kyrias, Thomas G. 


219.43 


Conte, Barbara 


19,509.37 


Lemar, Michelle C. 


241.89 


Feingold, Jeffrey M. 


12,000.00 


McBride, Robert N. 


1,207.48 


Figueiredo, Judith A. 


3,753.70 


Rhodes, Kathleen M. 


6,247.56 


Gallagher, Jeanne M. 


3,462.50 


Romeo, Robert J. 


702.63 


Greenwood, Deborah C. 


24,200.79 


Sal yards, Joyce 


10,542.09 


Hamilton, Jane 


30.40 


Snyder, Allegra M. 


4.50 


Harris, Joy 


5,335.52 


Thayer, Jason A. 


89.13 


Henderson, Linda 


7,182.48 


Wheelwright, Marion V. 


839.53 


Hernan, Margaret 


4,266.29 


LUNCHROOM — TOTAL 


55,469.74 


Hernberg, Kathleen 


11,957.64 


CLER & LNCHRM — TTL 


453,153.49 


Herzog, Jayne 


915.04 


Babaian, Mary A. 


44,557.85 


Hettstrom, Karen 


1,023.18 


Beatson, Elizabeth 


40,812.47 


Jackson, Kristin A. 


522.00 


Bouchard, Joseph K. 


38,527.64 


Johansen, Pamela MacLean 


225.00 


Brown, Patricia 


34,872.64 


Kahn, Rose 


1,364.02 


Buckley, John C, Jr. 


35,913.70 


Larrabee, Joan M. 


453.18 


Burbank, Virginia A. 


40,812.47 


Lease, Lizabeth 


2,724.45 


Chatterton, Clark 


45,220.97 


Longo, Elizabeth 


4,565.91 


Cisneros, Kenneth 


37,487.17 


Lordan, Cathy 


1,286.75 


Creamer, John F. 


42,919.63 


Lydon, Patricia 


5,008.20 


Cronin, Frances 


39,069.23 


Lyons, Catherine T. 


8,529.25 


Delorenzo, John M. 


51,283.96 


Morrison, Colleen 


4,608.00 


Devin, Maura A. 


35,048.02 


Mulligan, Deanna L. 


14,808.20 


Dunn, Kearin M. 


48,603.66 


Murphy, Karen 


18,497.56 


Ekberg, Kenneth C. 


55,491.54 


Pyfrom, Jaon 


1,524.60 


Emmons, Ronald L. 


44,416.47 


Roach, Nancy 


54.72 


Erbe, Samuel M. 


48,603.66 


Rossi, Margaret W. 


9,028.52 


Federico, Joseph F. 


39,069.23 


Schultz, Linda 


20,899.00 


Foley, Colleen 


30,940.96 


Staunton, Mary E. 


11,892.64 


Fortin, George A. 


40,767.47 


Sullivan, Maureen P. 


7,935.20 


Franey, James E. 


43,711.49 


Thompson, Susan J. 


1,025.75 


Gallagher, Mary Ellen 


58,369.51 


Tilley, Priscilla A. 


2,323.13 


Gill, Michael Patrick 


50,739.20 


Travers, Sheila M. 


309.60 


Gilmartin, Stephen 


40,812.47 


Walker, Melissa A. 


13,252.40 


Gray, Carolyn M. 


33,716.15 


Williams, Charlene 


16,468.98 


Hart, Stephen 


69,506.07 


CLERICAL — TOTAL 


397,683.75 


Hogan, Paul F. 


40,812.47 


Barnard, Pam M. 


89.91 


Hughes, Walter T. 


34,364.47 


Birmingham, Mark W. 


33.00 


Keenan, Patricia M. 


9,527.56 


Bonanno, Lucia G. 


7,871.50 


Kelly, Donald J. 


40,767.47 


Brown, Gina M. 


8,293.16 


Kite, William C. 


47,515.01 


Brown, Priscilla 


1,573.80 


Lahage, Doris A. 


40,812.47 


Carslon, Barbara A. 


5,286.81 


Lalumiere, Maureen 


24,164.50 


Coady, Francis 


5,528.32 


Leary, Edward J. 


40,812.47 


Coates, Richard W. 


45.00 


Leary, John J. 


55,784.21 



139 



Lee, Margaret 


35,048.02 


Dangelo, Marilyn 


39,069.23 


Lucas, Colleen 


30,940.96 


Davis, Marie C. 


32,391.13 


MacDermott, Edward W. 


38,128.61 


DiBenedetto, Delia 


28,199.50 


Magnussen, David R. 


21,026.88 


Donnelly, Patrice J. 


7,104.32 


Marks, Bryan E. 


35,048.02 


Free, Jean 


35,048.02 


McFadd, Susan M. 


38,527.64 


Hurley, Mary C. 


24,661.76 


Narkiewicz, Paul H. 


48,598.66 


Kealey, Nancy 


39,024.23 


Neundorf, F. J. 


38,527.64 


Maloney, Faith B. 


39,069.23 


Newkirk, Scott P. 


32,425.93 


Montouri, Dorothy 


40,812.47 


O'Neil, Thomas J. Ill 


42,921.47 


Moody, Sharon 


37,281.22 


Packard, John R. 


42,559.52 


Price, Marie 


35,584.69 


Porter, Ann Leslie 


41,612.75 


Stevens, Linda C. 


8,806.96 


Reade, Donald A. 


39,069.23 


Tewksbury, Shirley L. 


35,584.69 


Risi, Guido J. 


7,250.00 


Wells, Barbara 


11,223.04 


Schleiff, Marie 


39,069.23 


OSGOOD SCH — TOTAL 


593,544.77 


Walsh, Dennis J. 


44,442.97 


Balch, Robin 


29,730.70 


Watson, Marilyn 


40,595.23 


Brown, Genevieve 


39,568.06 


Whitney, Linda R. 


18,423.10 


Civale, Gale Ann 


35,570.20 


Wondolowski, Dorothy 


30,121.47 


Ely, Florence 


35,702.70 


Wood, Jo-Ellen S. 


39,201.73 


Gallagher, Pauline 


39,069.23 


Wool, Joan M. 


15,713.61 


Gill, Linda 


21,807.08 


Wunschel, Patricia J. 


36,356.99 


Leach, Edwin M. 


40,812.47 


PROFESSIONALS — TTL 


2,181,443.92 


Rega, Bette 


29,385.03 


Becker, Joseph 


39,069.23 


Ritts, Judith A. 


3,552.32 


Biagini, Steven 


26,033.18 


Sceery, Dr. Robert T. 


12,028.50 


Cantelmo, Marilee A. 


12,857.22 


Yess, Denise 


33,982.14 


Cassiani, Joan 


35,584.69 


SPECIAL NEEDS — TOTAL 


321,208.43 


Cisneros, Elizabeth 


35,048.02 


Altum, Renee M. 


45.00 


Deakin, Frank A. 


39,069.23 


Andler, Marjorie 


180.00 


Kuntz, Dennis W. 


42,333.49 


Bickford, Lisa A. 


90.00 


Leonard, Edward J., Jr. 


40,271.01 


Birmann, Jean 


1,192.50 


Levine, Raymond 


39,069.23 


Bostwick, Deborah A. 


1,620.00 


Maclnnis, John V. 


35,584.69 


Bowers, Paul M. 


585.00 


Magnussen, Nancy 


23,409.68 


Bray, Ann Marie 


45.00 


Magoun, Joanne 


39,.069.23 


Chace, Martha S. 


450.00 


McDonald, Dorothy L. 


40,812.47 


Chase, Dianne R. 


360.00 


Murphy, Marjorie 


31,246.98 


Ciciotte, Tracy 


607.50 


Murphy, Patricia White 


27,140.57 


Clark, Jacqueline B. 


180.00 


O'Malley, Jean 


19,588.72 


Cochran, Richard 


315.00 


Schultz, Lawrence R. 


39,069.23 


Conley, James 


45.00 


Sullivan, Patricia M. 


35,584.69 


Contis, James 


225.00 


Whitley, Katherine 


35,622.64 


Crossland, David H. 


360.00 


DEER HILL SCH — TOTAL 


636,464.20 


Demichele, Susan S. 


45.00 


Alcott, Maureen P. 


38,527.64 


Deweir-Golden, Amy 


180.00 


Atkinson, Marian 


27,140.57 


DeBenedetto, Delia 


135.00 


Baush, Susan 


40,812.47 


Dunn, Denise R. 


1,575.00 


Clark, Ruth I. 


40,812.47 


Dwyer, Diane 


135.00 


Collins, Rosalie L. 


32,391.13 


Ellinger, Kristen 


90.00 



140 



Equi, Martha 


2,025.00 


Kite, William C. 


702.50 


Fanning, Barbara 


371.00 


Levangie, John A. 


629.33 


Gardell, Linda E. 


135.00 


MacDermott, Edward W. 


2,163.67 


Goff, Jane 


1,800.00 


Magner, Daniel 


629.33 


Grassey, Norma 


135.00 


O'Neil, Thomas J. Ill 


618.00 


Hettstrom, Karen 


1,935.00 


Pisano, Philip 


4,045.00 


Holmes, Mary B. 


225.00 


Reppucci, Arnold 


1,048.67 


Hussey, Donald 


45.00 


Sargent, Ruthann 


2,097.67 


Ingram, Susan A. 


149.14 


Shultz, Lawrence R. 


1,348.00 


Jones, Anne-Marie 


45.00 


Silvia, Robert D. 


2,522.00 


Jordan, Letitia 


90.00 


Startzell, Kennan 


2,697.00 


Kondrat, Cheryl L. 


45.00 


Walsh, Dennis J. 


1,048.67 


Koopman-Wyman, Lisabeth 


45.00 


Wunschel, Patricia J. 


379.25 


Kulick, Elizabeth 


180.00 


SPORTS OFFI — TOTAL 


26,854.24 


Lanoue, Wendy M. 


135.00 


SCH TEACHERS — TOTAL 


3,799,314.05 


Lewis, Sharon L. 


2,745.00 


TOWN SCH — TOTAL 


4,591,830.36 


McDonald, Laura Jean 


405.00 


GRAND TOTAL 




McSweeney, Ann M. 


99.54 


GENERAL GOV & SCH 


7,712,698.23 


Minnar, Elizabeth 


90.00 






Murphy, Kathleen 


45.00 






Myers, Rhonda 


90.00 






Nedrow, Ruth 


2,565.00 






PI ante, Patrick 


405.00 






Pompeo, Laura 


315.00 






Pratt, Kathleen 


45.00 






Pyfrom, Joan 


4,782.60 






Risi, Guido J. 


225.00 






Ritts, Judith A. 


58.20 






Ronan, Nadine 


675.00 






Rooney, Mary K. 


1,035.00 






Ryan, Kathleen M. 


225.00 






Samaha, Gail 


45.00 






Santoro, Maureen F. 


6,132.89 






Schultz, Regina 


810.00 






Shockman, Joan 


315.00 






Schultz, Robert 


459.17 






Silvia, Marsha 


205.95 






Simeone, June 


945.00 






Sorrentino, Linda L. 


45.00 






Staunton, John P., Jr. 


90.00 






Stephens, Ellen 


1.035.00 






Stutzman, Rebecca 


90.00 






SUBSTITUTES — TOTAL 


39,798.49 






Bates, Dorothy 


494.40 






Blonde, Frank 


1,482.00 






Bouchard, Joseph K. 


3,446.00 






Ely, Florence 


379.25 






Emmons, Ronald 


1,123.50 







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LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Inspector and Zoning Officer 

The following is a report of the Building Department for the year 1990: 
Building Permits Issued 387 

Building Permit Fees Paid to Treasurer $47,732.00 

Estimated Cost of Construction $5,976,36 1 .00 

Buildings Inspected for Group Occupancy 16 

Group Occupancy Fees Paid to Treasurer $760.00 

Occupancy Permits 24 

Fees for Occupancy Permits $650.00 

Plumbing Permits Issued 159 

Plumbing Inspector Paid for Services $4, 199.00 

Plumbing Fees Collected $6, 1 24.00 

Gas Permits Issued 98 

Gas Inspector Paid for Services $ 1 ,508.00 

Gas Fees Collected $ 1 ,696.00 

Fees for Copy Machine Use $48.00 

Zoning Maps (38 sold) $ 1 14.00 

Zoning By-Laws (83 sold) $415.00 

TopoMaps $10.00 

The Building Department showed an increase of 16% in the number of permits issued, 
although the value of construction decreased by 1 3%. The permit fees collected remained the 
same as in the past year. 

In addition to reviewing proposed construction and issuing building permits, the 
building inspector conducts inspections of construction in progress, issues Certificates of 
Occupancy, inspects public building and all buildings for public assembly. The Building 
Inspector is also responsible for enforcing the Cohasset Zoning By-Law. 

I would like to thank the other Town Boards and Departments for their assistance and 
cooperation in the past year and I hope that I have extended the same to them. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert M. Egan 
Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Conservation Commission 

1990 was an extremely busy year for the Conservation Commission. The Commission 
met almost weekly with all seven members present at most meetings. The Commission held 
36 hearings on new Notices of Intent, 26 hearings on Requests for Determinations of 
Applicability (hearings are often continued over several meetings), and reviewed over 91 
Building Permit Applications with owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and land- 
scapes, with many meetings lasting from 7:30 p.m. until almost midnight. In addition, 



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Commissioners had to personally inspect all the properties for which hearings were held. 
Many of these were very complicated, involving expensive projects such as subdivisions, 
shopping center septic system, piers, docks and floats in the Harbor, as well as on the Gulf, 
and also involving remittance of flooding and drainage problems. 

The Commission also completed and published the new Cohasset Wetlands Regula- 
tions authorized under the Cohasset Wetlands Protection By-Law. Additionally, Commis- 
sioners and their secretary attended many training sessions and workshops provided by the 
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts' Department of Environmental Protection on the new State regulations. 

Thomas J. Callahan, Chairman 

Merle S. Brown 

Patricia C. Buckley 

John K. Bryant 

William H. Parmenter 

Veneta P. Roebuck 

Jeffrey C.Waal 



Board of Health 

In 1990 William E. Baird, P.E., was re-elected for a second three-year term. Michael 
H. Sullivan was elected Chairman and Sharon L. Becker Clerk during reorganization of the 
Board. Dr. Joseph R. Godzik continued as Health Agent, with Carol Oteri-Puffer serving as 
Administrative Assistant. 

The operation of the Recycling/Transfer Facility (RTF) proceeded smoothly through- 
out the year. Cohasset remains in the forefront of surrounding communities with a full year's 
experience under a Mandatory Recycling By-Law. An annual $52 permit fee for residential 
use of the RTF was adopted. Intermediate cover material was placed over the Landfill in 
preparation for closure. A consent order was signed with the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP), establishing general parameters regarding closure and 
setting up of a timetable for completion. The DEP agreed to the construction of a groundwater 
diversion wall rather than a leachate groundwater collection system. The diversion wall will 
reduce groundwater contamination and save large sums of money in leachate disposal costs 
once the Landfill is closed. 

A joint venture with the High School Water Department and The Gulf Association, Inc. 
to study water quality of the Gulf River Watershed was initiated. The project will continue 
on into next year and hopefully also will involve the Town of Scituate. High School students 
will collect water samples and perform analytical tests for water quality at the Water 
Department laboratory. 

The noxious odors in the area of the Cohasset Heights Ltd. Landfill continue. Two 
projects to mitigate or eliminate the odors have not been successful. A final plan to collect 
and burn the gases coming from the landfill is awaiting approval by the DEP. 

Installation of new septic systems for the Osgood and Deer Hill Schools and the 
housing on Government Island, was overseen by the Health Agent. Actual installation was 
performed by the Highway Department, with engineering supervision provided by the 



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Norfolk County Engineers. Many thousands of dollars were saved through the utilization of 
Town personnel for these important projects. 

On September 15, a household hazardous waste collection day was held for residents 
of the Town. Thirty-two 55-gallon drums of hazardous waste were collected. Changing 
habits to use non-toxic materials instead of hazardous ones will reduce the necessity for such 
collections in the future. Another collection day is planned for 1 99 1 . Waste oil and batteries 
are now accepted at the RTF. 

A program for testing of private well drinking water was provided to residents at no 
charge. Samples were collected by a High School science student, who was paid for his 
services, and testing conducted by Water Department laboratory staff. Equipment used for 
testing was purchased through the cooperation of the Water Department and the Board of 
Health. Ongoing use of the new equipment for projects previously sent to commercial 
laboratories will reduce expenses. 

With the data capability of the Board of Health's new computer, a program is in place 
to enforce the Town By-Law requiring homeowners to pump their septic systems every other 
year. 

The Board continues its attempt to meet the needs of the townspeople despite the 
existing and further projected State fiscal crisis in support services and staff. As always, our 
priority is to maintain and protect the public health of the community. 
Septage Hauling Revolving Account Report 
Amounts Collected Interest Earned 

1989 $39,836.50 $262.05 

1990 $81,941.80 $1,071.12 

Respectfully submitted, 
Michael H. Sullivan, Chairman 
Sharon L. Becker, Clerk 
William E. Baird 



Recycling Committee 

The Recycling Committee has had a very busy and successful year keeping up with the 
ever-changing markets for our recycled products. 

Paper and glass are still our largest products with corrugated cardboard and plastic 
following close. 

One vendor taking our chipped milk jugs went out of business so we had to find another 
market. A large semi-trailer was loaned to the committee and is used for storage of the plastic 
containers. Recycling Services of South Boston brings its own chipper and takes plastic 
directly from the trailer. 

An agreement was made with the Salvation Army to remove on a weekly basis clothing 
placed in their box at the Recycling Transfer Facility (RTF). This has been very successful 
with a bin filled within each week. Small toys, etc. are also taken from the Boutique at each 
visit by the Salvation Army. 

Compost produced from leaves collected last fall has been developed with compost 
being taken by home owners and also used for dressing along the roadway entrance of the 
RTF. The new batch of fall leaves are on site and "cooking." 

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Tin and aluminum cans are collected in a small bin on site. 

Tires collected for a fee are being picked up from the storage trailer when it is full. 

Iron and steel, including large appliances, are stockpiled. When a sufficient amount is 
accumulated, the vendor crushes/services items on the premises and removes them. 

Aluminum market fluctuates and product requires so much work cleaning that it is also 
placed in the steel pile for disposal. 

Waste oil is collected and then stored in a special tank in the supervisor's building. A 
program was arranged for residential disposal of this hazardous waste. 

Batteries are recycled as they accumulate. 

Returnables are collected in the Boy Scout building and sorted, boxed or bagged. 
Scouts and volunteers deliver them to redemption centers. 

A progress sign donated by the Cohasset Boy Scouts shows recycling efforts on a 
monthly basis with cost effective savings to the Town. 

Recycling is only as successful as the residents of the Town work to make it so. The 
Recycling Committee thanks all the citizens of Cohasset, including the RTF employees, in 
their efforts to make recycling the success that it is. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Merle S. Brown 
John F. Hubbard 



Transfer Station Building Committee 

At the beginning of 1990 the Transfer Station was in operation, but there was a list of 
five punch-list items to be completed. The Town had retained $10,200 from the contractor's 
final payment request pending completion of these items. It had also retained $2,500 of the 
engineers' fees pending completion of liaison work related to these items. 

During the year, two of the five items have been completed. The Town has received 
a complete set of as-built drawings and our committee has reviewed and accepted them. The 
Town has also received and accepted a letter from the building manufacturer assuring us of 
the structural integrity of the northeast corner of the building as installed. As a result of these 
completions, the Town has released $8,000 to the contractor and $ 1 ,000 to the engineers. We 
still hold $2,200 from the contractor and $1,500 from the engineers pending completion of 
the remaining three items. 

On October 20, Peter O'Connor resigned from our committee to accept an appointment 
to the Advisory Committee. He leaves with our best wishes and thanks for a job well done. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Anson Whealler, Chairman 

William E. Baird 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 

Joseph R. Godzik (ex officio) 



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Design Review Board 

The Design Review Board had an active year. We worked on improving the Tedeschi 
Plaza Shop frontage on Route 3A and the historic water pump layout for Cohasset Village. 
We also assisted the Planning Board with the changes to the signage by-laws. 

Unfortunately, we lost two of our members this year when Roger Whitley and Peter 
O'Connor accepted appointments to the Town Advisory Committee. We wish them both well 
in their new posts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Gordon S. Hislop, Chairman 

Robert A. Stansell, Jr. 

Eileen M. Corbett 

Nancy S. Garrison 

Peter O'Connor 

Maxwell R. Pounder 

Roger S. Whitley, Associate (resigned) 

Robert M. Egan (ex officio) 



Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Thanks to Cohasset and 100 other Communities, the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council was able to continue to provide communities with regional planning services 
throughout fiscal year 1 990. From July 1 , 1 989 through June 30, 1 990, Cohasset contributed 
$1,424.00 to MAPC. 

1 . As part of MetroPlan 2000 — our regional development plan — Cohasset was included 
in the following projects: 

a. An environmental features map related to the regional open space plan. 

b. Maps of the sewer service area and detailed analyses of sewer and water 
capacities. 

c. Solid waste management analyses and mapping. 

d. Analysis of local transportation priorities. 

e. Economic development and housing analyses. 

f. Open space and resource protection data analyses. 

MetroPlan 2000 has been presented to the Cohasset Hoard of Selectmen. 

2. Cohasset was also included in these MAPC demographics reports: 
Employment and Income Forecasts 

Population and Age Group Forecasts 

Regional and Community Population and Employment Forecasts 

Business and Residential Growth in Metropolitan Boston 

3. In addition, MAPC tracks recent and proposed commercial, industrial, and residential 
development projects in Cohasset for research purposes. 

4. The South Shore Coalition has also included Cohasset in these projects: 

a. The SSC produced a complete listing of all the fees charged by the Coalition 
towns. 



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b. The first phase analysis of the solid waste management practices of the ten towns 
was completed, with proposals for the future. 

c. The SSC lobbied for the disposal of the Central Artery construction material on 
Spectacle Island. 

d. The SSC testified on behalf of the restoration of the Old Colony Railroad. 

e. The SSC worked with the South Shore National Science Center, the Mass. 
Audubon Society, the New England Wildlife Center, and the League of Women 
Voters to produce a major Earth Day program. 

f. With the Environmental Protection Agency, the SSC successfully lobbied for the 
Massachusetts Bay and the Cape Cod Bay to be included in the National Estuary 
Program. 

MAPC appreciates Cohasset's continued support, and looks forward to further service 
in the years ahead. 

Sincerely, 

Martha K. Gjesteby 

MAPC Representative 

Planning Board 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted to it by M.G.L. Chapter 40A, 
Chapter 41 , and the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, fulfilled the following responsibilities in 1990: 

* Reviewed eight subdivisions not requiring approvals; 

* Reviewed for initial consideration or final approvals one subdivision; 

* Continued monitoring of approved Cluster Developments; 

* Continued monitoring of approved subdivisions; 

* Continued monitoring of approved Site Plans under construction; 

* Proposed for inclusion in the Zoning Bylaws the following additions and/or 
changes: 

Change 75 days to 100 days for final action from the Board of Appeals before 
it shall be deemed granted. 

Requirement of two (2) permanent survey monuments to be included in a Site 
Plan Review. 

Requiring trailers & non-operative and unregistered motor vehicles remain- 
ing over 30 days to be subject to same regulations as a structure in that district. 
Requirement of a Site Plan Review of a building or structure in any Business 
and/or Light Industry District when a use is nonconforming. 
Including trailer in regards to use for storage of material or equipment in the 
Use Regulations, Section 4.2. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore, Jr., Chairman 

William J. Good, Vice Chairman 

Daniel C. Cotton, Clerk 

John F. O' Toole 

Robert H. Sturdy 



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Plymouth County 
Mosquito Control Commission 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of 23 Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of Cohasset 
in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem and provides a 
way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, and mosquito control 
professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of responsibility. 

1990 was a year of extensive mosquito activity due to significant rainfall during 
Autumn and Spring. Efforts aimed at the immature larval mosquitoes were pushed to the 
limit. Upon emergence of the Spring brood of adult mosquitoes, ultra low volume spraying 
began. Residential complaints were received at our office in record numbers, and all available 
manpower was utilized to combat requests from homeowners concerning the abundance of 
mosquitoes in their particular areas. All sprayers and trucks performed well and almost no 
time was lost to breakdowns. 

In April , the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory on Eastern 
Encephalitis to local Boards of Health and Mosquito Control Districts. An additional 
advisory was issued to all campgrounds in Southeastern Massachusetts in early summer. The 
first isolation of Eastern Encephalitis virus in CULISETA MELANURA, a bird biting species, 
was detected in Halifax the week of June 22, and Health officials were concerned about a 
spillover of virus into other mosquitoes known to bite humans. The highest risk for 
transmission of virus to humans usually occurs during August and September. Information 
based on Department of Public Health mosquito trapping data precipitated an aerial spray 
program for all of Plymouth and Bristol Counties, plus a portion of Norfolk County, during 
the morning and evening of August 27-29. A dramatic reduction in adult mosquito population 
occurred after the spray program, but three human EE cases had been contracted prior to the 
aerial spray. All historical case data suggest a return of the EE virus, which runs in two or three 
year cycles, in 1991. 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do 
not respect town lines, the information given below does provide a tally of the activities which 
have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application: 2,640 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if 
mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in May and the last in October. 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes, and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when immature 
mosquitoes are present. Last year a total of 69 inspections were made to 68 catalogued 
breeding sites. 

Finally, we have been tracking complaint response time; that is, the time between 
notice of a mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response 
time in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days, with more than 112 complaints 



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answered. 

Water Management: During 1 990, crews removed blockages, brush and other obstruc- 
tions from 565 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or stagnation that can 
result in mosquito breeding. This work, together with machine reclamation, is most often 
carried out in the Fall and Winter. 

Mosquito Survey: A systematic sampling of the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that 
Coquillettidia perturbans was the most abundant species. Other important species collected 
included Aedes Vexans and Culiseta melanura. 

We encourage citizens or municipal officials to call our office for information about 
mosquitoes, mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Frank E. Parris, Chairman 

Carolyn Brennan, Vice Chairman 

Robert A. Thorndike, Secretary 

William J. Mara 

Richard E. Kurgger, Sr., 

Commissioners 



PUBLIC SAFETY 



Animal Control Department 

During the past year the Animal Control Department has received a total of 1 ,004 calls 
on a variety of animal-related problems and complaints. 

There was a total of 705 licensed dogs in the Town, and of the 705 dogs, 525 of them 
were either spayed or neutered. 

4 1 court complaints were issued to Cohasset residents for violation of the Town's leash 
law. From the 41 court complaints issued, a total of $1,450.00 was collected in fines. 

1 10 warnings were given and a total of 26 dogs were impounded. Of the 26 dogs 
impounded, one was euthanized and one was adopted by a Cohasset family. 

Although it may be frustrating at times when I am not immediately available to answer 
your calls, it must be remembered that I work only part time 

Respectfully submitted, 
William P. Quigley, 
Animal Control Officer 



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Civil Defense 

The past year was a quiet year as far as local emergencies were concerned. Through this 
time a comprehensive emergency management plan for the Town of Cohasset was completed 
with the help and cooperation of various department heads. The purpose of the plar was to 
develop a management program which seeks to mitigate the effect of hazards, to preserve life 
and minimize damage, and to respond during emergencies and assist in returning the town 
to normal. 

Our Emergency Alert Test Program has functioned satisfactorily during the year. 
I thank and compliment all town departments and employees in their dedication to 
responsibilities that at times seem routine. 

Respectfully, 
Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 
Civil Defense Director 

Fire Department 

A statistical analysis of the Department responses for the year is as follows: 
Structure Fires 39 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 19 

Motor Vehicle Fires 5 

Medical Calls 472 

Brush/Outdoor Fires 30 

Investigations 153 

Assistance/Miscellaneous 362 

Inspection 239 

Total 1,327 

Mutual aid with surrounding fire departments; 

Aid Rendered 104 

Aid Received 37 

At the end of 1990, the Fire Department was operating the following apparatus out of 
the single fire station at 44 Elm Street: 

Engine 21, a 1987 Pierce Dash 1250 GPM Pumper. 
Engine 2, a 1961 Prisch 750 GPM Pumper. 
Engine 23, a 1979 Farrar/Duplex 1 250 GPM Pumper. 
Ladder 1, a 1978 Seagrave 100 foot Aerial Ladder. 
Forestry 1, a 1982 Farrar/Ford 4wd 100 GPM Brush Pumper. 
A-28, a 1985 Wheeled Coach/Ford Class 1 Ambulance. 
Car 20, a 1987 Ford Sedan. 

The medical calls that the Department responded to in 1990 are listed below: 
Total Runs 477 

Number of Persons Transported 345 

Persons Treated at the Scene 97 

Mutual Aid Rendered 69 

Mutual Aid Received 22 

Total Miles Traveled 9,653 

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On October 1 the Fire Department EMTs began using the Semi Automatic Emergency 
Defibrillator. Fifteen of our Firefighter/EMTs passed certification by the end of the year. I 
am sure this will truly be a lifesaving addition to emergency medical service we provide. 
Cohasset continues to have the best service with the funds available for this most important 
task of saving lives. In this time of financial crunch, we tend to rely more on support from 
friends and neighbors; therefore, I would like to extend to the citizens of Cohasset, Board 
of Selectmen, the heads and members of the Town Departments and Committees, and 
especially the officers and firefighters of the Fire Department my sincere thanks and 
appreciation for their cooperation and assistance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Daniel F. Brock 

Chief of Department 



Cohasset Police Department 
UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 1990 STATISTICS: 
Offense 

Assaults 

Breaking & Entering 

B&E or Larceny from M/V 

Larceny 

Larceny of M/V 

Vandalism/Mai. Dest. Property 

Motor vehicle accidents investigated 

Traffic citations issued 

Residential & business alarms answered 

Stolen motor vehicles recovered 

Official complaints received 

Department vehicles-patrol mileage 

Special details 

RECORD OF ARRESTS: 

Offense Male 

Abuse Petitions 1 

Assault & Battery 3 

Assault & Battery/PO 1 

Breaking & Entering/DT 1 

Breaking & Entering/NT 

Conspiracy/Violate Drug Laws 3 

Disorderly Conduct 3 

Disturbing the Peace 1 

Larceny 2 

Larceny/MV 1 

Malicious Destruction/Property 3 



Reported 

24 

29 

30 

89 

14 

127 

177 

1,494 

766 

5 

3,616 

161,307 

549 

Female 



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Minor in Possession/Alcohol 20 


4 


Motor Vehicle Violations 2 




Operating After Suspension 10 


1 


Operating Under Influence of 




Alcohol 17 


5 


Protective Custody 43 


7 


Warrant Arrests 26 


7 




Total arrests- 1 67 


FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND: 




Court fines & assessments 


$15,785.00 


Parking violations 


18,922.00 


Paid detail surcharge 


6,439.35 


License fees 


785.00 


Requests for police reports 


928.00 


Restitution 


90.65 




$42,950.00 


Respectfully submitted, 





Joseph M. Kealey, Chief of Police 



Fire/Police Station 
Renovation Committee 

The Committee began 1990 by continuing discussions with its architect and various 
Town boards and officials with respect to the pending re-modified renovation plans of the 
Police/Fire Station. 

A proposal was agreed upon, and a budget was approved by the committee and 
subsequently by the Selectmen, for presentation to the voters. 

The final amount, based on specific line item estimates provided by the architect, was 
$396,000, which I am happy to report was approved by the voters as a result of the Annual 
Town Meeting convened on April 7, 1990. 

During the Summer our architect prepared final plans and specifications preparatory 
to the bidding process. 

The Committee was extremely pleased to have received sixteen bids from general 
contractors and over sixty-one sub-bids. 

The general bid was awarded to Lambrian Construction Corp., 341 Belgrade Ave., 
Roslindale, Mass, for $248,366, which was well below our $300,000 estimate for the 
construction phase of the project. 

Construction actually began the week after Thanksgiving and has progressed quite 
rapidly. 

As of year's end the new roof is on, the general rough carpentry complete, and the new 
entrance pads and a good amount of electrical and plumbing is finished. 

Completion now appears to be possible by April 1, 1991. Bob Egan, Town Building 
Inspector, has performed yeoman service as clerk of the job. 

During the year, the standing committee of Gerard Buckley, William Higgins and 
myself welcomed the assistance of new member Joseph Manfredi, who is a knowledgeable 
mechanical engineer. 

Respectfully submitted, 
David Chase, Chairman 
Gerard A. Buckley 
Francis Collins 
William Higgins 
Joseph F. Manfredi 



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Wire Department 

FIRE AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS; Replacement of 1,000 feet of alarm wire was 
installed along Atlantic Avenue and Linden Drive. One new alarm box was installed on the 
Fire Alarm system. Alarm boxes were tested and painting was started on boxes. Traffic lights 
were kept in working condition, and replacement of two flashing lights will be done this 
Spring. 

WIRE INSPECTIONS; All work done by electrical contractors was inspected by the 
Wire Department and fees collected were turned in to the Town Treasurer. 

TOWN BUILDINGS; Electrical work done on Town-owned buildings was com- 
pleted by the Wire Department. 

I wish to thank the Board of Selectmen for its co-operation with my Department and 
to thank the men who worked with me this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen F. Wigmore, Superintendent of Wires 



PUBLIC WORKS 



Cemetery Study Committee 

Our Committee was increased to five members during 1990. At the request of the 
Selectmen, we reviewed our site options again. To date, no new site has been selected as an 
alternate to Pleasant Street. 

During the year, we completed engineering and survey work on the Pleasant Street site, 
and filed a Notice of Intent with the Conservation Commission and State D.E.P. for review. 
Recommendations were made to the Selectmen regarding Beechwood Expansion, 
New Rules and Regulations, and the repurchase of graves. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 

William J. Ferriter 

Mary A. Hartwell 

Jane M. Hamilton 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Gerard L. Deveney 

Peter G. Laugelle (ex officio) 



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Department of Public Works Study Committee 

The Board of Selectmen voted to establish a Department of Public Works Committee 
at its August 6, 1990, meeting. The charge of this committee is to study the feasibility of 
combining two or more of the following departmental operations: 

• Highway Department 

• Tree, Park and Cemetery 

• Wire Department 

• Recycling Transfer Facility 

• Water Department 

• Sewer Department 

The committee's initial task was to develop a work plan for achieving the objectives 
outlined in the committee's charge. This work plan includes the following tasks: 

• Review other towns' experience with public works departments. 

• Summarize the current situation for each department in Cohasset with respect to 
the following: 

Enabling mechanism 

Organization and staffing 

Operations 

Equipment and facilities 

Budget 

• Identify potential opportunities for increased effectiveness and/or reduced costs. 

• Develop one or more possible approaches for consolidation that take advantage 
of these opportunities. 

• For each alternative approach for consolidation, describe the following: 

Financial implications 

Improved efficiency and/or effectiveness 

Organizational and personnel changes required 

Legal changes required 

Implementation schedule. 

• Prepare a report presenting the committee's recommendations and documenting 
each phase of the study. 

During 1990 the committee's efforts have focused on the first two tasks listed above. 
As part of our review of other towns' experiences with public works departments, we 
contacted twelve communities first to determine whether or not they currently have a public 
works department. For those towns having a DPW, questions were asked regarding the 
department's organization, costs and benefits associated with the department, etc. 

To develop a better understanding of the current situation for each of the six 
departments included in our charge, we have obtained and reviewed the following for each 
department: 

Budgets for FY90 and FY9 1 

• Job descriptions and responsibilities for department personnel 

• List of vehicles and equipment. 

In addition, we have initiated a series of meetings with the heads of each department 
to provide us with more detailed information on the operation of each department and to allow 



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them to express their opinions regarding any proposed consolidation. 

In 1991 we will complete our interviews with department heads. Once completed, we 
will review the results of these meetings and other information that we have obtained, identify 
potential opportunities for increased effectiveness, cost savings, etc., and develop one or 
more alternative approaches for consolidation. The report documenting these activities is 
tentatively scheduled to be completed by the end of February. 

Very respectfully, 

DPW Study Committee 

Terry J. Atherton, Chairman 

Robert K. Dennis, Clerk 

John F. Greene 

Mary Jane McArthur 

Robert J. Moody 

Government Island Study Committee 

In 1946 this volunteer seven member committee was voted by the residents of 
Cohasset, at Town Meeting, to act as advisors to the Selectmen. This committee consists of 
six community-minded members whose interest is in the Town and the preservation of 
Government Island, one of the Town's most historical landmarks. The Harbormaster is the 
seventh member. 

This Committee, which has no budget, makes recommendations to the Selectmen, who 
evaluate and accept or reject suggestions. 

During 1990 we have maintained contact with the Historical Commission regarding 
the reconstruction of the top section of Minots Light on the Island. 

The Committee believes that the Island is one of Cohasset's greatest assets, histori- 
cally, commercially and recreationally. We want it to be used, appreciated and loved by all, 
townspeople and visitors alike. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 

Richard P. Barrow 

Robert M. Davenport 

Edward J. Figueiredo 

Vivian M. McCormack 

Noel A. Ripley 

Irving E. Gadow, Jr., Harbormaster. 



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Highway Department 

During the winter months, beginning on November 23, 1989, we concentrated our 
efforts on snow removal and ice control. We were out a total of forty-one times. Once again, 
I feel we can all be proud of the job the men from the Highway Department and the hired 
contractors have done in keeping our streets safe during the winter months. Cohasset is, 
indeed, one of the safest towns for travel after a snow storm, and for that, we can thank these 
conscientious workers. 

With any break in the weather, my Department worked on the repair and/or replace- 
ment of catch basins and connecting pipes. In all, sixteen basins were rebuilt and three new 
basins were installed. One hundred and eighty-eight feet of ten-inch aluminum pipe was 
installed with these new basins. 

Once the good weather arrived, we started our program of road sweeping. Every street 
was swept and cleaned of the build-up of sand and general winter debris. During the following 
months the sweeper was out whenever possible, keeping the streets clean. 

During the year, my men replaced or repaired signs at the request of the Board of 
Selectmen. We also fixed fences with whatever money was available. 

We installed new sewerage systems at the Joseph Osgood and Deer Hill Schools and 
at the Government Island House with the help of the Norfolk County Engineering De- 
partment. We also repaired the roof drains at the Deer Hill School. 

Seven hundred and seventy-six tons of asphalt was used to grader patch various roads 
and two thousand, five hundred and seventy feet of sidewalks were resurfaced. 

The Highway Department also removed the gas tanks from the Police/Fire Department 
building. 

I would like to extend special thanks to my men, and to Stephen Wigmore of the Wire 
Department, Joe Hamilton of the Water Department, and Peter Laugelle of the Tree & Park 
Department, for their continued support and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harold W. Litchfield 
Highway Surveyor 

Sewer Commission 

In general, the Town's Wastewater Treatment plant continues to operate on a 
satisfactory basis. In August and September, the plant was hit by apparently illegal 
discharges, which resulted in temporary operation above permit levels and odor problems. 
The Commissioners have written to all sewer users on this matter and are also investigating 
other steps to protect the integrity of the collection system. As of the writing of this report, 
the plant is once again operating on an entirely satisfactory basis. 

In October, the Commission signed a three-year contract for the operation and 
maintenance of the Town's Wastewater Treatment Plant with Professional Services Group 
Incorporated of Houston, Texas, headquartered locally in Brockton. This contract com- 
menced November 1, 1990. It expires October 31, 1993. 

The Commonwealth indicates that revised funding may soon be available for the 
project to connect the Town's wastewater system with the Town of Hull's treatment plant. 



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Additional information on this should be forthcoming in the first quarter of 1991. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Edward M. Guild, Chairman 
Henry A. Rattenberry 
R. Gary Vanderweil, Jr. 

Tree, Park & Cemetery Department 

The Tree & Park Department had a very busy Spring, Summer and Fall maintaining 
the Town's parks, commons, and playing fields, due to a lot of rain and hot weather. Because 
of the additional cuts in budget, we did not have a capital outlay budget this year. We 
concentrated on work that did not involve a lot of equipment, but mainly use of labor. 

The Department assisted in two projects at Osgood and Deer Hill Schools that required 
loam and seeding on new septic systems. 

The Cemetery Department made improvements at Woodside and Beechwood Cem- 
eteries, which involved repairing and re-cementing some headstones. 

The Tree & Park Department would like to thank all other departments for their help 
and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Peter G. Laugelle, Superintendent 

Water Department 

The major accomplishment of 1990 was the acquisition of land around Lily Pond for 

the protection of our water supply. These 37 acres will remain in their natural state for the 

mutual benefit of all. Donations have already been received through the Conservation Trust 

to reduce our annual payments and we intend to continue seeking other sources and grants. 

Production for the year was 200,400,000 gallons. 

We thank the men and women of the department for their continued efforts and service 
throughout the year. We further acknowledge and appreciate the cooperation of the other 
Town Departments and personnel for their assistance, with special thanks to Highway 
Surveyor, Harold Litchfield and his staff. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ronald H. Goodwin, Chairman 
James R. Sheerin 
William J. Montuori 
Water Commissioners 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

Council on Aging 

1990 was a year of challenges for our seniors, as well as our staff. Due to the grim 
financial picture generally, services to senior citizens were directly impacted all across the 
State. In July, the grant allocation for the Town's elderly was reduced by 10%, an another 
10% was cut from our Town budget, resulting in the termination of the newsletter "Vista", 
and all class instructors. 

This past year has been one of political activism for all of us. in May, COA members 
participated in a regional board training session designed and co-ordinated by its Directors 
and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, with the Towns of Milton and Weymouth. Out of 
this training came the mission statement for the Cohasset COA, and plans for three-year goals 
and objectives. In August, the COA hosted first-of-its-kind regional board training on the 
history and responsibility of Councils on Aging, offering training resulted in a better 
knowledge of the concerns of various towns. Eighteen different Councils attended the one- 
day sessions. In October, three staff and board members attended an all-day Workshop for 
the State-wide Elder Advocates training program in Weymouth. In late Fall, five staff and 
board members attended the Massachusetts Council on Aging Conference in Fitchburg. All 
saw first-hand that this Council is truly "community based", and the needs of elders are 
foremost in the minds of the board and staff in Cohasset. 

Our three major programs, "Shine", "Outreach", and transportation, have grown 
substantially over the past year. The Cohasset "Shine" program submitted a grant to EOEA 
through August of FY9 1 . This grant was approved, and the "Shine" program remains in good 
shape financially through this period, despite the fact that three consortiums out of nine lost 
all funding and two others had the Co-ordinators' hours reduced. The "Shine" program, under 
the direction of Pat Ryan, feels that this is great news for Cohasset and we are proud of the 
work of Pat and her counsellors. "Shine" has had a growth rate of about 35% since its 
inception in July 1989, and looks forward to placement of counsellors in South Shore, 
Quincy, and Milton Hospitals in the Spring of 1991. 

Establishing contact with isolated elders and making them aware of available services 
is at the heart of our "Outreach" program. In October 1 990, as a follow-up to the goal-setting 
of the board, the "Outreach" worker organized a "Caring for Elders at Home" series, held for 
five weeks at the South Shore Art Center. After January, the COA is planning to institute a 
monthly support group for family/friend caregivers of older persons. This support group will 
provide an opportunity for the primary caretaker of older persons living at home to discuss 
common concerns and share information. Other projects planned by the "Outreach" program 
in 1 991 include calling on people between the ages of 80 and 89, contacting Town department 
heads to inform them of services offered, and working closely with the Handicapped 
Commission to ensure that handicapped people have proper access to a transportation 
accessible vehicle. 

While 1990 was a successful year in terms of numbers of people served, it was also a 
difficult year because of financial constraints on the Town and agencies the Council relies 
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July through December, and while the COA could not possibly provide the types of services 
available through home care, we worked to the best of our ability to locate alternative services 
that would enable older persons with certain needs to remain at home in an independent 
manner. 

The Council expresses its appreciation to the volunteers who are the mainstay of our 
operation, the assistance and guidance it has received from EOEA, the Massachusetts COA 
Association, South Shore Elder Services, Friends of the COA for their financial support, 
support and education of our staff, Social Service League, other Town departments that are 
always willing to help, and residents of Cohasset for their support. We give special thanks 
to Rev. John J. Keohane, Tony Finegan, Kathy Brennock, and Ann Hublitz (SSL), who 
stepped down from the board in June, for their continued energy and talents. We would also 
like to publicly thank the third-grade Osgood School classes for the wonderful programs they 
planned over the past year. Four times a year following the Tuesday afternoon lunch program, 
we all had a chance to enjoy the children, and share a new experience. We hope to be able 
to expand this project in 1991 . 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. Gerard Keating, Chairman 

Sumner Smith, Jr., Vice Chairman 

Anna A. Abbruzzese, Secretary 

Margaret W. Casey, Treasurer 

Joseph D. Buckley 

David Chittim 

Rose M. Kierce 

Lillian Lincoln 

Edward T. Mulvey 

Mary H. Ahearn, Liaison 

Ruth White, Liaison 

Phyllis Grayken, Liaison 

Kathleen T. Bryanton, Director 

Marguerite Ritterhaus, Sr. Aide 

Susan Connolly, Outreach worker 

Patricia Ryan, Shine Co-ordinator 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

The Authority is presently involved with the construction of housing for eight clients 
with special needs at 72 Elm Street under Chapter #689. The program is a cooperative effort 
involving the Department of Mental Retardation and the Authority, and the units should be 
ready for occupancy in Spring of 1991 . 

Funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the elderly housing complex continues 
under the auspices of the State Modernization Bureau, and the scope of work to be completed 
will include gutters, downspouts, attic ventilation and kitchen heaters. 

Construction of family affordable housing continues to be a goal of the Authority. The 
land donated by the Town did not pass required percolation testings; consequently, the 



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Authority is in the process of attempting to purchase private property. 

In October, the Authority applied to EOCD for congregate housing for frail elderly 
clients, and it is hopeful that approval for this program will be forthcoming. 

The Federal Housing and Urban Development Section #8 Program is in place and is 
administered through the Authority office. 

The elderly units continue to be fully occupied and four new residents were welcomed 
to Harborview this year. 

The Authority wishes to thank the Highway Department, Fire Department, Social 
Service League, Visiting Nurse Association, Council on Aging, Homemakers, and all 
agencies that contribute to the health and well being of the residents at Harborview. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John D. Muncey, Chairman 
Ralph Perroncello, Vice Chairman 
Stephen F. Wigmore, Treasurer 
Frederick R. Koed, Asst. Treasurer 
Joanne Young-Nawn, Asst. Secretary 
Barbara H. Clain, Executive Director 
Yolanda I. Baccari, Assistant 

Historical Commission 

1. We are committed to introducing the school children of Cohasset to the Town's 
history. Our project this year, headed by Judy Fitzsimmons, was to present a slide show to 
the 90 children of the fourth grade. The program concerned early means of transportation, 
including the rail road, stagecoach, steamboats, sail boats, and the effect on the growth of the 
Town. 

2. David Wadsworth is continuing additions to the survey of historically significant 
houses and landmarks in the Town. We are concentrating on the Victorian houses of 
Cohasset. 

3. Hamilton Tewksbury rebuilt the roof and the door to the receiving tomb in the 
Beechwood Cemetery. The tomb was built in 1883 and needed preserving. It has been 
vandalized for many years, and now it is tight to the weather and secure. 

4. We are in favor of replacing the original wooden Town Pump in front of the 
hardware store. Jacqueline Dormitzer is heading the restoration committee and the pump 
should be an attractive addition to the downtown area of Cohasset. 

5. The Minots Light Replica project is progressing on schedule. New England Steel 
Tank of Quincy is fabricating the steel lantern room. Mark Coopman has donated many hours 
and materials to the nearly completed tower. The domed roof is receiving the copper 
covering. We hope to erect the lantern room this spring after the stone ceiling is repaired. The 
steel will be brought to Government Island and the five-ton structure will be erected. The 
Plexiglass windows will make it tight to the weather, and that should end the second phase 
of the project 

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character and flavor of the Town. We welcome concerned citizens to our meeting and 
encourage public participation. Our regular meetings are held in the Town Hall on the second 
Monday of the month. We are always interested in worth while new projects concerning 
restoration identification and preservation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noel A. Ripley, Chairman 

Hermon J. Maynard (resigned) 

David H. Wads worth 

Daniel H. Young 

Barbara L. Dillon 

Judith E. Fitzsimmons 

Nancy C. Snowdale 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 

Wigmore A. Pierson 
Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

During the 1990 calendar year the Commission, pursuant to amendment of its Rules 
of Procedure, held regular meetings on the first Monday of January, April, July and October, 
and on the first Monday of other months if an application was received at least seven days 
prior thereto. The Commission also held special meetings when necessary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Donald J. Evans, Chairman 

James J. Murphy, Vice Chairman 

Marian C. Atkinson 

Wigmore A. Pierson (resigned) 

James M. Sandell 

Hubert P. Vanderlugt 

Jacqueline B. Clark 

Gail Parks (Alternate) 

Francis R. Coffey (Alternate — resigned) 

Elizabeth M. Bates (Alternate) 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 

Since its first meeting in July 1 990, the Drug and Alcohol Committee has been actively 
bringing the issue of substance use and abuse to the Town. With members from the School 
Committee, student body, Police Department, and the general population, the committee 
truly represents the community. The committee's philosophy is as follows: 

"The purpose of the Drug and Alcohol Committee of Cohasset is to bring about a new 
order of higher consciousness concerning the use and abuse of chemical substances in the 
community. Its principal tenets include: 

To educate the community about the physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences 
of substance use and abuse; 

To expand awareness of the impact of such use on the indivdual, the family, and the 
community; 



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To enlist the community's active particiation and cooperation in developing new 
attitudes towards substance abuse." 

In keeping with that philosophy, we instituted the "Safe Homes" program for children 
in grades 6- 1 2. We feel the initial response to the program has been excellent and we plan to 
continue promoting it throughout 1 99 1 . The program, through individual contributions, was 
entirely self funded. We have received inquiries from other towns and private schools 
regarding our experience with the "Safe Homes" program, and are providing whatever 
assistance we can to them. Additionally, two of our members have been active with both the 
Mariner and Cable TV in implementing educational programs. The committee has also asked 
school organizations holding mixed youth/adult functions to consider making those events 
alcohol free. 

Plans for 1991 include: an open house for "Safe Homes" participants, providing a 
forum for discussion by interested parents; a seminar to be conducted by "Prevention 
Resources" for elder caregivers from Cohasset and surrounding towns regarding substance 
use issues among the elderly ; a Town-wide awareness program to be held in conjunction with 
state or national awareness efforts; and a program to open lines of communication between 
the schools, the police and the community regarding substance use and abuse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Keith F. Knowles, Chairman 

James Edward Carroll, Jr. 

Elaine Burke Davis 

Jonathan C. Hunter (Student Rep.) 

Robert W. Jackson 

Sandra S. Kent 

Michael J. McFadden 

Mary L. Oliver 

Susan M. Shumaker 

Thomas Wigmore 

Handicapped Commission 

On January 22, 1990, the Task Force for Citizens with Disabilities held an organiza- 
tional meeting for the objective of forming a Handicapped Commission. Under the provi 
sions of M.G.L., Section 8J, Chapter 40, a Handicapped Commission is authorized for the 
purpose of coordinating or carrying out programs for the disabled in coordination with the 
Office of Disability. The warrant article drafted by the Task Force creating a Handicapped 
Commission passed at Town Meeting and was later approved by the Attorney General. 

The organizational meeting of the Handicapped Commission was held on September 
1 2, 1990. The goals of the Commission are to identify and gather available resource material, 
to identify equipment available for the disabled, to identify disabled Cohasset residents, to 
be a liaison with other Town boards and commissions and to survey public and private 
locations open to the public in regard to accessibility for the disabled. 

At this time, the Commission is gathering resource materials on different aspects and 
issues facing the disabled. In order to identify disabled residents, a needs assessment survey 



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will be distributed in cooperation with the Council on Aging. With the help of the community 
access monitor, the Commission will assist businesses in becoming handicap-accessible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michele A. Buckley, Chairman 

Deborah J. Richards, Vice-chairman 

David Chittim, Secretary 

Katherine S. Bryant 

Ronald M. Campbell 

Pamela M. Johansen 

John Zotos 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 

The Board of Library Trustees gratefully acknowledges the valuable support of the 
Friends of the Cohasset Library, and the 334 persons and families who contributed to the 
Friends' first Townwide fund drive in the Fall of 1989. This fundraising effort enabled the 
Friends to make an unprecedented gift of $7,000 to the Library, which was crucial to 
maintaining current open hours and the book fund. Another $2,965 was raised and spent on 
museum passes, for family use, and other services. 

The current fund drive of the Friends has received 255 donations. The Trustees 
encourage Library supporters to consider that voluntary tax-deductible gifts are the only way 
the Library can maintain level service, when Town tax revenue fails to keep up with costs. 

A generous donor has added $2,000 to the Evelyn Wood Memorial Fund, a permanent 
book endowment. This fund is one of 13 endowment funds created between 1901 and 1989. 
A notebook in the New Book Room lists the funds and the books purchased with them. 

Budget constraints compel us again to consider a further reduction in open hours or 
book fund. Unavoidable cost increases must be taken out of staff needed to keep the Library 
open, or out of the book budget, if Town tax support cannot maintain level service. We believe 
it is wrong to reduce Library open hours. The Library has been closed Wednesdays since 
1 982. Library use shifted from Wednesdays to other days, making the Library and its parking 
area more crowded. The Town has invested a great deal in the facilities and in the book and 
magazine collections. It is a shame to lock the doors at times people would make good use 
of these valuable resources. The Library appropriation is less than 2 cents of the tax dollar. 

The Library uses volunteers to the greatest extent of any similar agency we know of 
and 60 people give more than 2,400 hours a year. We gratefully acknowledge, on behalf of 
users and taxpayers, this valuable help. 

The Library's membership in the Old Colony Library Network improved service 
during the year. OCLN is a computerized network of 21 public libraries. A new computer 
system was installed in February at the central site in Canton. The Library has installed public 
access catalog terminals and now patrons can search the collections of 2 1 libraries. The staff 
can send electronic mail to member libraries, increasing the speed with which books and 
information are exchanged between libraries. We are continuing the task of entering our 
holdings into the computer file. As of January 1, 1991, we have entered 48% of adult books. 
We no longer type and file catalog cards. 

The board welcomed new Trustee Lucille McLoughlin, following her election in April. 
Mrs. McLoughlin has been a long-time member of the Friends of the Library and a volunteer 



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in the Library. 

The board conducted a formal performance evaluation of the Chief Librarian, and the 
Chief Librarian conducted evaluations of the staff. The staff voted to form a collective 
bargaining unit. The Board of Trustees and the Board of Selectmen have recognized the unit; 
negotiations have not yet begun. 

During the Summer, the children's librarian conducted a reading incentive program in 
cooperation with the schools in which 122 children read 2,200 books. 

The school department used a Federal grant to create a new collection in the public 
library, the Early Childhood Resource Collection of books and nonbook materials, for 
parents and teachers. An annotated bibliography of the collection is available at the Library 
and at the office of the School Superintendent. 

We gratefully acknowledge gifts totaling $460 to the book fund in memory of loved 
ones. A list of the gifts and books purchased may be seen in the gift notebook in the New Book 
Room. 

In fiscal year 1990, the Library loaned over 77,000 items for home use. This equals 30 
loans per open hour, or 1 1 loans per resident. (Average rate of loans in Massachusetts public 
libraries is 5.7 per resident.) If the average value of a loaned item is $20, then these loans are 
worth more than $200 per resident. In-house use of materials, facilities and staff is probably 
worth another $200. The total tax cost of operating the Library is about $31 per resident. 

Correction to last year's report: the endowment funds produce 5.4% of the operating 
budget (not 20%). 

Respectfully submitted, 
Richard E. Hayes, Chief Librarian 
Recreation Commission 

It is with distinct pleasure that the report of your Recreation Commission is submitted, 
as we enter our fifteenth year of full-time operation and service to our community. 

During Fiscal Year 1990, the Recreation Commission served 6,128 individuals with 
a wide spectrum of services designed for residents of all ages. Most services are now provided 
via 100% financially self-supporting systems, reflecting no direct costs to taxpayers. At this 
juncture, only four children's/youth programs are conducted with budgeted monies; all other 
services must generate 100% of the associated costs of any given service. 

While approximately $20,000 of budget money was expended for the operation of the 
four programs and issuance of beach stickers, those activities generated $45,274.25 for the 
General Fund only. General Fund revenues are important to all residents, as those monies are 
collectively applied towards off-setting the tax rate the following Fiscal Year. To allow for 
a more finite perspective, the FY 1990 recreation budget of $60,349.30 generated a total cash 
flow of $89,422.25, of which $45,274.25 went to the General Fund. Further, for the 
$15,015.00 budget replacement deficit, over $200,000 worth of services were provided for 
residents. The $15,015.00 deficit, the difference between the recreation budget and revenue 
deposited in the General Fund only, translates as follows: The FY 1990 tax rate was $9.60, 
accounting for a total tax levy of $9,123,493.44. $15,000.00 is .16% of the tax rate, making 



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our cost 1 1/2 cents to each tax payer. Naturally, we are pleased with our low financial impact 
upon taxpayers and high yield of services ratio; however, especially impressive are the 
reasons that have manifested this situation, which remain particularly satisfying. Community 
interest, participation and support, are the three factors dictating the ratio of service vs. cost, 
as it has been via community participation that these equations exist year after year. 

Participation comes in many forms, aside from just activity attendance levels. While 
the level of program/activity participation remains exceptionally high, it has been participa- 
tion in other areas that remains impressive and vital. Volunteerism indicative of a number of 
community attributes, continues at an extremely high level, allowing for many far-reaching, 
acute impacts regarding our services, but also impacting on the general quality of life in our 
community. 

Especially during the past three years, a remarkable level of support and interest has 
been provided via still another means of participation. That is, donation and gift. Currently, 
the Recreation Commission can offer some events/activities only because of private 
donations supporting specific services. Summer band concerts have been financed for the 
past two years through the generosity of the South Shore Playhouse Associates, Inc., coupled 
with a matching grant from the American Federation of Musicians. The Annual Easter Egg 
Hunt is sponsored fully by numerous donations from residents, civic and business organi- 
zations, business establishments of Cohasset, and volunteer help. 

The Recreation Commission wrestles constantly with the conflicts between the 
concepts of 100% financial self-support and equal access of all residents to all services at all 
times. It is the role and duty of public recreation to insure equal and universal access of 
residents to all leisure and associated services. To account for accessibility, it remains 
essential to keep per capita fee charges as low as possible while retaining the capability of 
reducing, or waiving fee charges upon request. Allowing for this condition can cause conflict 
with the concepts and abilities encountered with achievement of absolute financial indepen- 
dence. The Recreation Commission expends much effort towards these considerations in the 
best interests of all residents. 

The Recreation Commission has facilities to oversee and maintain this function. It has 
been through the continued auspices of numerous Town departments and organizations that 
repair and maintenance is facilitated. We are especially grateful and indebted to the Tree, 
Park and Cemetery, Highway, Wire, and School departments of their continued efforts on our 
behalf. 

Our capability to purchase or lease equipment/supplies/materials, or facilities, is 
extremely restricted and it has been via the continued cooperation of the School Department, 
Cohasset Soccer Club, and Cohasset Basketball Boosters Club that we have been able to 
provide beyond the level of our financial ability. (It has been because of coordinated and 
cooperative efforts of numerous organizations, town departments, and residents that much 
can be accounted for.) 

The seven-member, elected Recreation Commission volunteer time, effort, and 
expertise. The focus of concern of the Commission is serving the best interest of all residents. 
Recreation Commission meetings are held at least once monthly, and all meetings are open 



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to the public. It is through direct input, feedback and community involvement that we are best 
able to serve. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John M. Worley, Director 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 

Gerard A. Buckley, Vice-Chairman 

Mary K. Muncey, Secretary 

Terese E. Duggan 

Shelanne S. Durkin 

Stephen C. Endris 

Donald E. Staszko 



Social Service League 

The Social Service League, under contract with the Board of Health, offers Public 
Health Nursing services to Town residents. These services include: monthly Keep Well 
Clinics, health promotion and education programs, and communicable disease follow-up. 
The League office at 1 6 Highland Avenue is open for blood pressure checks, blood sugar and 
anemia screening, tuberculin testing, and general health consultation. The office hours are 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Regular Keep Well Clinics were held at the monthly meetings of the 60+ Club, at senior 
citizen housing, 60 Elm Street, and at the Senior Center luncheons at the Parish House. These 
clinics are open to all Town residents. 

Additional clinics held this year included: a lead screening for the Town's pre- 
schoolers, a lazy eye screening at the Town's nursery schools, a blood pressure clinic at the 
Post Office, three mammography screenings, two flu immunization clinics, tuberculin 
testings at the Stop & Shop and Chart House restaurant, and two cholesterol screenings. 

The Annual Health Fair on May 10 provided residents the opportunity to participate 
in approximately twenty health screenings and programs, and to become familiar with 
various resources and agencies available in our community. 

The League will continue to work cooperatively with the Board of Health Agent, Joe 
Godzik, the members of the Board of Health, the Senior Center, and the Council on Aging, 
for the purpose of enhancing health awareness and promoting optimum health among the 
senior population and all the residents in the community. 

The Nursing Committee meets regularly and continues to offer support and ideas for 
new programs which will help to meet the diverse health needs of our Town residents 
reflected in our yearly statistics. 

A special word of thanks is expressed to our many volunteers for their loyal service and 
assistance to the League. 

Activity Sessions Attendance 

Keep Well Clinics 30 342 

Flu Clinics 2 250 

Cholesterol Screening 2 35 

Mobile Mammogram Van 3 70 

Health Fair i 70 

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Lazy Eye Screening 2 135 

Lead Screening 33 

Hypertension Screening (on-going program) 

Tuberculin Testing 103 

Communicable Disease Follow-up 12 
Health Promotion 

Home Nursing Visits 314 

Office Nursing Visits 565 

TOTAL NURSING VISITS 879 

Sincerely, 

Judy Fitzsimmons, R.N. 

Public Health Nurse 

EDUCATION 

South Shore Regional Vocational/Technical High School 

We often hear in today's economy references to improving the value of a product or 
service by adding something to it, or improving its efficiency, or polishing it to a higher 
sheen. In the jargon of economists it is called "value added". The most important national 
product or resource we have is clearly our children. Most of us take great pains to select or 
encourage only those activities or inputs into our children's lives that will add to their 
character, improve there intellectual skills, strengthen their bodies and make them more 
competitive in a increasingly competitive work place. In short, we too do what we can to "add 
value" to our children's lives. 

For the past 29 years, South Shore Regional Vocational Technical High School has 
been adding value to the lives of thousands of students from Southeastern Massachusetts. In 
fact, it has added significant */alue to the economy and social life of the South Shore area. 
Nearly 31% of our graduates over the years have gone on to assume leadership and/or 
ownership positions in businesses and industry in our region. That's an added value. Every 
year South Shore provides dozens of services for our member towns, including printing 
forms and booklets, providing culinary services to special town projects, painting and 
decorating municipal buildings, discount culinary and cosmetology services to senior 
citizens, building houses and additions for local citizens and repairing myriads of town 
vehicles. This represents not only value added to our member towns, but significant savings 
for them as well. 

In truth, your community has added value to South Shore Vo Tech and enhanced its 
potential to serve the citizens of the region for nearly three decades. The academic and 
technical education available at South Shore enjoys the reputation of being "top shelf. 
Every year approximately 80% of our graduates go directly into the work force in the career 
areas for which they have been trained. On the average, 1 5% will go on to college an 3% into 
the military. Currently there are 409 students enrolled at the school Ninety-six or 23% are 
female while 3 1 3 or 77% are male. Last June, one student from your community graduated 



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from South Shore, Nicole Woodland. 

As of October 1, 1990, three students from your town are enrolled in several of the 
present 17 programs offered at the school. 

South Shore has been proud to serve the community of Cohasset and the region over 
the years. We appreciate your support and pledge to continue to deliver the highest quality 
programs it is within our power to provide to you and to your children and to continue to add 
value to the entire South Shore Community. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Laurence J. Mitchell 

Cohasset Representative 

School Committee and 
Superintendent of Schools 

During this past year the school system has continued to face the challenge presented 
by the combination of increased enrollment and decreased financial resources. Although 
enrollment on a K- 12 basis increased modestly, the substantial increase at the elementary 
level necessitated the employment of an additional classroom teacher at the Osgood School. 
We remain committed to maintaining class sizes in the low 20' s at the early elementary level. 
Since the increase to the school budget originally approved by the Town Meeting was 
reduced to the 4.5% level as a result of the override vote and decreased state assistance, we 
were forced to reduce offerings at the secondary level in order to accommodate the increased 
operating expenses at the elementary level. As a result of these reductions at the secondary 
level, the comprehensive nature of our high school program has been placed in jeopardy. 
Should additional reductions be required in the living arts areas the future of comprehensive 
education in Cohasset will be at real risk. In addition to reduction in the living arts areas, 
offerings in foreign language *nd physical education were also reduced. 

Despite these reductions to our educational offerings, we have been able to maintain 
a strong academic program for our students. This strength is evidenced by the outstanding 
performance of our students both on standardized achievement tests and State administered 
basic skills and assessment instruments. These results are due to the dedication of our 
excellent teaching staff, the support of our parents and the community, and undoubtedly the 
ability and motivation of our student body. We have, however, reached a point where 
continued erosion of our educational system cannot be tolerated. 

If the community expects our students to maintain their competitive status with their 
counterparts across the State and nationally, then a commitment must be made to support our 
programs at a level which will ensure the continued academic success of our students. 

This past year also marked the retirement of Jack Creamer, Principal of the Osgood 
School. Jack, who was a teacher and administrator in the Cohasset School system for 36 years, 
will certainly be missed by all. Jack had a true love for the children with whom he worked 



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during his years in Cohasset and this caring attitude is reflected in the warm, supportive 
environment which typifies the Osgood School. 

Also during the last year Cohasset joined with the Scituate and Hull School Systems 
in developing four regional in-service programs for staff. These same three systems are also 
exploring the expanded use of new technologies to expand both professional development 
opportunities for our teaching staff as well as additional course offerings for our students. We 
believe that our faculty will benefit greatly from this opportunity to share educational 
philosophies and practices with their colleagues from other systems. 

Reviews of foreign language at the secondary level and reading at the elementary level 
were completed during the past year. During the present school year we will be reviewing the 
English and reading curricula at the high school and mathematics in the elementary schools. 
We believe that this regular review process is essential in order to ensure that our curriculum 
is relevant to the needs of our student body. 

Substantial renovations were made to the Osgood School during the past year. These 
included the construction of three instructional areas in the open space area previously used 
to house our two kindergarten classes. The boys' and girls' bathrooms at Osgood underwent 
much needed renovations and both are now handicapped accessible. The heating system was 
modified so that the severe over and under heating of areas of the building was eliminated 
and the septic systems at both the Osgood and Deer Hill Schools were rebuilt,. We would like 
to express our thanks to the various Town departments, including the Highway Department, 
Tree and Park Department, and the Wire Department, which worked cooperatively to reduce 
the costs of the septic system installations. We would estimate that these projects were 
completed at approximately fifty percent of what the cost would have been had they been 
constructed by private vendors. 

We sincerely thank all members of the community for their continuing support of the 
school system and assure you that we will do all in our power to continue to provide high 
quality education to the children of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COHASSET SCHOOL COMMITTE 

Barbara W. Bliss, Chairman 

C. Christopher Ford, Vice Chairman 

Nancy L. Sandell, Secretary 

Ralph D. Kidder 

J. Russell Reidy 

Stephen E. Hart 
Superintendent of Schools 



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Class of 1990 
Cohasset High School 



ANDERSON, Brooke 
ANGLIN, Kerri 
ATKINSON, Karen 
BEGLEY, Charlotte 
BIAGGI, Carole 
BISHOP, Sean 
BROWNE, Ian 
BRYAN, Dudley 
BUCKLEY, Lizanne 
CAMERON, Jason 
CANN, Andrea 
CARISTI, Julie 
CARISTI, Kenneth 
CHITTICK, Juliana 
COLBURN, Katie 
CONROY, Patrick 
CRISTINA, Tracy 
DAMRON, Stephanie 
DeCRUZ, Suzzunne 
DeVOS, Veronica 
DOCKRAY, Michael 
DOUGLAS, Tammy 
ELLINGER, Michael 
FARRAG, David 
FINEGAN, Michael 
FOX, Stehanie 
GALLAGHER, Sean 
GENOVESE, Deana 
HAASE, Pamela 
HAMILTON, Jill 
HARTLEY, Michelle 
HAYNES, Robin 
HILL, Noah 

HOCHKEPPEL, Zachary 
JACKSON, Kristin 
JONES, Candice 
LONG, James 
LUDLOW, Curtis 
MacDONALD, John 
MacDONALD, Madlyn 
MASSA, Michelle 



MAY, Adrienne 
MCCARTHY, Nora 
MCCARTHY, Sean 
McELROY, Christopher 

Mclaughlin, Richard 

MERCURIO, Michael 
MOLINARI, Scott 
NOURIE, Gregg 
O'LEARY, Terrance 
PROODIAN, Hilary 
RAMALLO, Isabel 
REIDY, James 
REIDY, Joel 
RIPLEY, Carrie 
RITTS, Steven 
ROLANDELLI, Michael 
ROURKE, Michele 
SAINT ELOI, Edith 
SHULTZ, Brian 
SILVIA, Matthew 
SMART, Laura 
SMITH, Kasey 
SMITH, Patricia 
STORY, Karin 
THERIAULT, Eric 
THOMAS, W. Gregory Jr. 
WHITMAN, Joel 
WILLSHIRE, Frank 
WOOD, Lauren 



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Index 

In Memoriam 3 

Elected Officers 4 

Appointed Officers 6 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Archivist 96 

By-law Committee 97 

Cable Television Council 97 

Harbor Master 98 

Insurance Committee 99 

Registrars, Board of 95 

Selectmen, Board of 17 

Survey the Structure and Function of Town Government, Committee to 100 

Town Clerk's Report: Annual & Special Town Meeting, April 7, 23, 25, 26, 1990 ... 19 

Election, April 14, 1990 71 

State Primary September 18, 1990.., 76 

Special Town Meeting, October 22, 1990 80 

State Election, November 6, 1990 85 

Vital Statistics 88 

Election Officials 96 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Accountant 101 

Assessors, Board of 130 

Salaries 135 

Treasurer/Collector 132 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 142 

Design Review Board 146 

Conservation Commission 142 

Transfer Station Building Committee 143 

Health, Board of 143 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 146 

Planning Board 147 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control 148 

Recycling Committee 144 

Cox Estate Study Committee 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Animal Control 149 

Civil Defense 150 

Fire Department 150 

Police Department 151 

Police/Fire Station Renovation Committee 152 

Wire Department 153 



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PUBLIC WORKS 

Cemetery Study Committee 153 

D.P.W. Study Committee 154 

Government Island Study Committee 155 

Highway Department 156 

Sewer Commission 156 

Tree, Park and Cemetery Department 157 

Water Department 157 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Aging, Council on 158 

Cohasset Housing Authority 159 

Cohasset Historical Commission 160 

Cohasset Historic District Commission 161 

Drug and Alcohol Committee 161 

Handicapped Commission 162 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 163 

Recreation Commission 164 

Social Service League 166 

EDUCATION 

School Committee and Superintendent of Schools 167 

South Shore Regional School Committee 168 



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TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS 

COHASSET TOWN HALL 

383-9900 



That's your new main line to Town Hall Departments. Please look for the proper 
extensions below. 

DEPARTMENT EXTENSION NUMBER 

Accounting 116 

Assessors 124 

Board of Health 121 

Building Department 100 

Conservation Commission 122 

Parking Clerk 101 

Planning Board 118 

Plumbing Inspector 100 

Recreation 102 

Selectmen 101 

Sewer Commission 122 

Tax Collector 113 

Town Clerk 106 

Treasurer 111 

Zoning Board of Appeals 100 

The Animal Control Officer has a special number with a recording device which can 
be reached by dialing 383-0037. For Emergencies, such as an injured animal, contact him 
through the Police Department. 



Telephone Directory Listings 
COHASSET, TOWN OF 
TOWN HALL 

Connecting all Depts. 383-9900 
41 Highland Av. 

Night Emergency 383-0228 

COUNCIL ON AGING, N. Main 383 91 12 
FIRE DEPT., 64 Elm 

Emergency Only, 383-0260 

Routine Business 383-0616 

HARBORMASTER, 92 Border 383-0863 
HEALTH BOARD 

Public Health Nurse, 16 Highland 383-0771 
HIGHWAY DEPT., 55 S. Main # 383-0273 
PAUL PRATT MEML. LIBRARY, 196 S. Main * 383-1348 
POLICE DEPT., 62 Elm 

Emergency Only 383-1212 

Routine Business 383-1055 
RECREATION DEPT. 

41 Highland Av^ (Recording) 383-6791 

RECYCLING DISPOSAL CENTER, Cedar 383 9627 
SCHOOL DEPT. 

Supt., 143 Pond 383-6111 

Bus. Office, 143 Pond 383-6108 
Cohasset Senior High School: 

Admin. Ofc, 143 Pond 383-6100 

Athletic Dir. 383-6103 

Guidance 383-6102 

Health Educ, Cohasset, MA. 383-6107 

METCO 383-6105 

Spec. Education 383-6104 
Deer Hill School: 

Admin. Office, 206 Sohier 383-61 15 
Osgood School: 

Admin. Office, 35 Ripley 383-61 17 

TREE AND PARK DEPT., CJC Highway (Recording) 383-6709 

WASTE WATER DEPT., 43 Elm 383-1519 

WATER DEPT., 339 King 383-0057 

WIRE DEPARTMENT 383 0616